Devimahatmya manuscript covers ( a pair)

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  • Title : Devimahatmya manuscript covers ( a pair)
  • Year : 17th century
  • Classification : Manuscript Painting
  • Medium : Opaque watercolour on wood
  • Dimension : 1 7/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. x 1/8 in. (4.76 cm x 34.61 cm x 0.32 cm)
  • Accession No : 1990.165.a-b
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : San Diego Museum of Art
  • Credit Line : Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
  • Provenance : (1) Sven Gahlin, London, England ( - April 14, 1976 ) (2) Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California ( April 14, 1976 - August 27, 1990 ) (3) San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California ( August 27, 1990 - )
  • Label Copy : * Label Copy: September 2005 Devotional Arts of Nepal In the orderly panels are painted scenes that summarise the sacred epic Devimahatmya, which relates the exploits of the warrior goddess Durga in her battle against demons, including the buffalo demon. (The scenes of the Devimahatyma are related on the kiosk program.) Durga is placid in her various forms, ranging from four- to eighteen-armed, and she is always associated with her mount, here rendered as a white snow lion with a red mane. Typical Nepalese scroll-work enhances the background of each scene. *Sonya Quintanilla (2014) Quebec Manuscript covers From a Devimahatmya («Glory to the Great Goddess») Nepal, 17th century Opaque watercolour on wood Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, 1990.165.a-b In the orderly panels on the inside faces of the top and bottom book covers are painted scenes that summarise the sacred epic Devimahatmya. This text relates the exploits of the warrior goddess Durga in her battle against demons, including the notorious buffalo demon. Durga is placid in her various forms, ranging from four- to eighteen-armed, and she is always associated with her mount, here rendered as a white snow lion with a red mane. Typical Nepalese scroll-work enhances the background of each scene.
  • Exhibition History : Into India: South Asian Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, 2/28/2012 - 5/27/2012