Illustration from a Mahavidya series: Tripurasundari
Opaque watercolor on paper, Kangra, 18th century
Seated on the pale white naked body of Shiva, the four-arm black skinned Devi hold a whisk, scissors, gold lota and white cup, clad in a conventional dress, top and draped in a transparent shawl and wears golden crown and lavish jewels, the couple are set on a raised marble platform with a canopy and surrounded by delicate foliage by a river.
image: 8 ½ x 5 ¼ in. (21.6 x 13.4 cm), folio: 9 ½ x 6 ½ in. (24.5 x 16.5 cm)