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This painting was chosen
74%
of the time over other paintings.

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting! Jump to graph

Women slightly favor this painting. Jump to graph

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Caption: Devotions to Nagadevata Northern India (Rajasthan, Jaipur), ca. 1790 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 11 3/16 x 8 1/16 in. (28.4 x 20.5 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Anonymous gift, 79.186.2

Label: This unusual painting shows a group of individuals—human, divine, and semi-divine—worshipping a snake deity, or naga (with multiple cobra heads), in a temple setting. Indians of various religious affiliations have worshipped snakes since ancient times: poisonous, but helpful because they eat rodents, serpents are thought to have close ties to the earth and the underworld and are therefore believed to deserve reverence. The multi-headed, white-skinned figure at the left is the Hindu god Shiva. The horse-headed musician at the right is a kinnara, or celestial entertainer. The snake-god’s two wives, with human bodies and snake tails, appear at the right.

Biggest Reactions

These groups differed the most from the average rating

25-34 y.o. women with "no experience" 18-24 y.o. women with "some experience" 55-64 y.o. women with "some experience" 35-44 y.o. women with "more than a little experience" 65-74 y.o. women with "more than a little experience"
Liked this painting:      
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Preferred others:
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Experience

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting!

Not so much Some More than a little Above average Expert
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Preferred others:
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Age

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Preferred others:  
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Gender

Women slightly favor this painting.

Women Men
Liked this painting:
+2%
 
Preferred others:  
-3%

* We have low confidence in this metric because relatively few people in this group (less than 50) rated this object.

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