Ambika and the Demon General

Ambika and the Demon General

c. 1800
Locale
Punjab Hills, India
Country
India
painting
color on paper
Gates Fund
1978.48
. Ambika and the Demon General. c. 1800. color on paper. Gates Fund. 1978.48.
Dimensions
height: 6.563 in, 16.6700 cm; width: 10.125 in, 25.7175 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Ambika Incinerates Dhumralochana India, Gular about 1800 Colors on paper Gates Fund 1978.48 In this image from a Markandeya Purana the kneeling goddess Ambika, shown wearing a yellow garment, destroys the demon general Dhumralochana, who runs toward her and bursts into flames.
Known Provenance
At least April 1977-1978, Doris Wiener [b. 1923, d. 2011], Doris Wiener Gallery, New York; 1978, DAM collection, museum purchase.