Shiva and Parvati

Artist: Chokha (active 1779-ca. 1826)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1820
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor and gold on fiber board
H x W: 20 x 17.8 cm (7 7/8 x 7 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur or Devgarh
Credit Line
Gift of Sir Howard Hodgkin
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


India, Parvati, river, Shiva, skull, snake, trident, WWII-era provenance

To 2001
Sir Howard Hodgkins (born 1932), London, to 2001 [1]

From 2001
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Sir Howard Hodgkin in 2001


[1] The object was probably acquired when Sir Howard Hodgkins formed his London collection in the 1960s, but the exact date of acquisition cannot be determined. However, because the object is a small, unfinished work from the early nineteenth century, it falls within a category of artworks that the Indian government typically allows out of the country (according to Curatorial Note 3, Debra Diamond, June 15, 2001, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Sir Howard Hodgkin 1932-2017

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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