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Folio from a dispersed Devi Mahatmya series. The devi Chamunda battling alongside Durga to defeat the the evil asura/demon Mahishasura, devis joining from the rear in keeping with the supreme power of Shakti the supremely powerful female divine energy called upon by the devas/male gods when they themselves fail in cosmic battle. Using the convention of continuous narrative the artist has shown Mahishasura twice, standing strong then lying defeated. Mandi, circa 1800. 16.2 x 23cm
Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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