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Portable shrine (kawad)

Museum number:
9-22451
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
2 (previous number (donor's original number))
Accession number:
Acc.4753
Object count:
1
Description:
Portable shrine (Kawad); rectangular shape, but with protrusions and irregularities; painted primarily red with yellow accents and some green design, figures of deities and animals; door "flaps" — four layers of removable openable flaps that reveal at the bottom the Hindu trinity of the gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. the doors that open to the left hand side depict the Ramayana story while the door that opens to the right represents the Mahabarata story of Krishna. Artist: Bansilal
Donor:
University Appropriation
Collection place:
Udaipur district, Rajasthan, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Rajasthan, Chittorgarh
Maker or artist:
Bansilal
Collector:
Martha Beltran
Collection date:
July 23, 2005
Materials:
Metal, Paint (coating), and Wood (plant material)
Person depicted:
Krishna (Hindu deity), Shiva (Hindu deity), and Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.0 Use not specified (Ritual, Pageantry, and Recreation)
Accession date:
October 10, 2005
Context of use:
Religious. Carried by Karadiya Bahts who sang and danced to explain the paintings on the doors as they carried the kawad from village to village.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 15.6 centimeters, height 10.9 centimeters, and length 28.7 centimeters
Comment:
Bag of metal pieces with object, 5/23/12, AT.
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