Winged Shaivite? figure riding composite bull, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1760
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a Shaivite figure with angel's wings and pale white skin, with a cobra entwined on either arm, riding a composite bull, made up of hares, tigers, deer, camel, tigers, nilgai, goat, crocodile, parrots and fishes and including two child ascetics and one female head. He holds a gold ascetic's crook, he is preceded by a white demon with horns, holding a mace in his left hand and a cobra in his right, a second cobra is entwined around his left arm.
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