Durga and Kali Approach the Gathered Armies of Chanda and Munda: Scene from the Devi Mahatmya
India (Himachal Pradesh, Guler)
Graphite and ink on paper, pricked for transfer
5 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (13.3 x 19.4 cm)
Purchase, The Research Institute of the Scripps Clinic Gift, in honor of Lita Annenberg Hazen and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 1995
Not on view
This dynamic drawing was originally part of a set that was eventually transferred to other pages for completion. Here, the prick marks that were made to allow the pounce to function can be clearly seen, as can the somewhat smudged resulting lines.
[ Kapoor Curios , Jalandhar, India, by 1962] ; [ Art of the Past, Inc. , New York, by 1995, sold to MMA]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Courts of North India: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century," 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting," June 29, 2011–November 27, 2011.