Ganga on a Crocodile, 19th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Watercolor on paperexpand_more

Gift of Rhodes Robertsonexpand_more  64.65.15

Not on Viewexpand_more

Ganga, the goddess of the sacred Ganges river, sits on her crocodile vehicle. The upside down elephant on her left and Brahmin priest at her right reflects an iconographic convention from contemporaneous advertisements and product labels.

Ganga on a Crocodile
Accession Number
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know