I spent a while this week roaming through the British Museum’s various C19th Indian paintings; many of them, like this one, painted for European patrons or the European market. And many of them, like this one, painted on thin sheets of mica. This is a gourd of some kind:
Some religion: a foot decorated with auspicious symbols; Krishna standing on the hood of the serpent Kaliya; Shiva pursues his Enemy –and although he assumed the shape of an Elephant yet Shiva crushed him to death.
Miscellanea: a pretty cake — a multicoloured tree — a spectacular snowstorm — Soviet architecture — a Tahitian mourner’s costume — a tiger with an elephant’s head — a salt landscape — parsnip — chameleon anatomy — Swedish book covers (1, 2)