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.
Title supplied by cataloger. 1 leaf. Gauche wash painted onto back of old accounting records sheet. Non-Latin script record.