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In this idyllic scene, the goddess Parvati offers her husband Shiva a drink, as they enjoy a quiet moment together. Their children, the elephant-headed Ganesha and Skanda, play inside a tent made from the hide of an elephant demon that Shiva had slain. Both parents are clothed in animal skins, the garb of mountain-dwelling ascetics, while Shiva is further adorned with a long necklace of skulls and a snake.
Artist Unknown, India, Punjab Hills, Kangra School
Shiva and his family
1790 – 1800
Gift of Dr. Walter R. Parker
Two women are shown standing near a group of deer in a forest. One plays a stringed instrument while the other feeds leaves to one of the deer close by. A lotus pond is shown towards the bottom portion of the image.
Artist Unknown, India, Punjab Hills, Kangra School
Court Ladies and Deer
1965 – 1975
Gift of Harry and Rose Jacobs
Radha and Krishna stand facing each other in the courtyard of an ornately decorated white building, which is situated amidst other white structures. Radha holds a mirror and Krishna gazes at it. Krishna's reflection can be seen in the mirror. The painting is placed on an orange background and within a vegetal border.
Artist Unknown, India, Punjab Hills, Kangra School
Radha Showing Krishna His Reflection
20th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in honor of Helen Erickson