Divinities vanquish Disease 4: Devi / Shakti
Painting on paper
8.5 x 6" / 21.5 x 14.5 cms
Vintage Jaipur school painting
In good condition, but owing to its age, the work may have some discoloured portions, loss of paint, and fading.
(The work will be shipped without a frame, packed flat).
At the crossroads of the variant realms of religion and health, several visual traditions in India portray divinities vanquishing disease. The cult of “disease goddesses” is prevalent across the land, with regional variations : be it the classical Hariti, and later - the now very popular Shitala; or her southern counterpart Mariyamma, to name a few.
This series of six works, executed in the Jaipur school style, portrays the divinites eradicating disease, personified by demons. Hanuman, Vishnu and Shakti: this powerful trinity protects us from deadly diseases by vanquishing demons (their bodies, replete with pustules, showing clear symptoms of disease).
As we encounter disease and death at close quarters during this tumultuous time, we hope that this series of small format paper works can rekindle hope and bring in some positive energy.
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This work can be paired with Divinity vanquishes Disease 3 and Divinity vanquishes Disease 5 to make a set of three. The other works are listed separately on the website, and the price listed here is for a single artwork only. We would prefer selling these works as a set and would give first preference to collectors who want to purchase the set.