Annapurna Giving Alms to Shiva, 19th century

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Watercolor on paperexpand_more

Gift of Rhodes Robertsonexpand_more  64.65.9

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The goddess of grains, Annapurna, offers food to her consort, Shiva. Annapurna is richly attired in a dotted red sari and crown, while Shiva stands in stark contrast to her finery with three coiled cobras twisted around his matted hair. A shoulder bag and tiger skin waistcloth identifies him as being in his mendicant form, and his palms are outstretched after receiving food.

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Annapurna Giving Alms to Shiva
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64.65.9
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