Indian. <em>Siddha Lakshmi with Kali</em>, ca. 1660-1670. Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and beetle wing cases on paper, sheet: 8 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.  (21.9 x 21.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Poster in honor of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 84.142 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.142_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

Siddha Lakshmi with Kali

Artist:Indian

Medium: Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and beetle wing cases on paper

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Dates:ca. 1660-1670

Dimensions: sheet: 8 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (21.9 x 21.3 cm) image: 7 1/8 x 6 11/16 in. (18.1 x 17.0 cm)

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Accession Number: 84.142

Image: 84.142_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Square image of two goddesses: Siddha Lakshmi appears seated on a lotus flower. She has pink skin and is dressed in a saffron costume with abundant jewelry. She holds a cup to her mouth while her other hand holds a lotus bud. She is addressed by the dark-skinned Kali, who stands to her left, dressed in a red skirt and holding a jar. The figures appear a flat background of dark red-brown with a strip of cloudy sky above and the arched edges of a dark gray lotus pond below. The image is surrounded by bright red borders.

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