Devi: The Great Goddess
Slide 1 Between 1660-1670, an unknown master in the Punjab hills of northern India painted a magnificent series of some seventy paintings which visualize Devi in expressive forms of strength and beauty. Only thirty-two of the original group have survived, of which six, with their accompanying verses, are exhibited here. This series is known as the Tantric Devi series because the imagery suggests an affiliation with esoteric rites of tantric worship. Slide 6
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