Purchase, Rogers Fund, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Gift, and funds from various donors, 2000
Not on view
In this painting, the god Shiva carries on his shoulders the corpse of his wife, Sati, who has committed suicide by fire. Pilgrims and devotees would have purchased such paintings as this one from craftsmen who worked around Calcutta's Kalighat temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali.
[ Art of the Past, Inc. , New York, by 2000, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gods and Demons," 2000–2001.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gods and Demons," 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gods and Demons," November 14, 2006–March 4, 2007.
Artist: Date: late 18th century Accession Number: 2003.177 Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Painted and printed gold and silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cottonAccession: 2003.177On view in:Gallery 243