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Sitalmata (the Smallpox Goddess), and Stone Lingams Being Worshipped, Calcutta

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999)
Date:
1988
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
25.3 x 37.8 cm (9 15/16 x 14 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1283
Rights and Reproduction:
© Raguhubir Singh
Not on view
In this work, Singh captures the popular votive figures used by Hindus today in festivals, ceremonies, and homes. The photograph provides an interesting comparison with the work of Ravinder Reddy, whose sculptures are influenced by votive figures of this type.
Inscription: Inscribed and signed in ink on print verso LL: "Worshipper and smallpox goddess, 1988 (c) Raghubir Singh"
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