Syamakantha Fighting a Tiger (detail), 19th century, Calcutta

Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art from India

On view July 15, 2006 to July 15, 2012

Located in the: Traditional Indian Art Gallery

In India, art is an integral part of daily life. The importance of paintings, sculpture, textiles and other art forms comprises two basic categories, one related to religious practices and the other to the expression of prestige and social position. This new installation of works from the Peabody Essex Museum’s collection of Indian art will feature approximately 28 pieces, principally representing the 1800’s to the present. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. 

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