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Birth of Gaṇeśa, circa 1800-1950.

Publication:
circa 1800-1950.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 23 x 18 cm.
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Subjects:
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity) -- Painting.
Siva (Hindu deity) -- Painting.
Parvati (Hindu deity) -- Painting.
Hindu mythology.
Form/Genre:
Paintings (visual works)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 20th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Gauche-wash painting depicting the origins of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa. Gaṇeśa's father Śiva is shown presenting the severed head of an elephant to his despondent wife Pārvatī, who holds the headless corpse of her son, whom Śiva has previously killed. The elephant's head is to be restored onto the boy's corpse through Śiva's power, thus giving rise or "birth" to Gaṇeśa as his and Pārvatī's son.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
1 leaf.
Gauche wash painted onto back of old accounting records sheet.
Non-Latin script record.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Indic 14
OCLC:
811250083