The white ten-armed goddess dancing in the alidha posture, her right foot supported in the principal hands of the blue ten-armed dwarf Bhairava, each holding a panoply of ritual implements and freshly severed heads, a torana above with fierce viyala, Garuda at the apex clutching two naga, emanations of Bhairava wearing tiger skin dhoti at either side of the shrine, with forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Lakshmi beneath.
Hugo E. Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 1999, p. 60, no. 17.
The inscription consists of a Sanskrit verse in which Shri Gangadhara Sharma requests the Mother Goddess to look compassionately upon his children, and includes the date samvat 814, (1694).
Compare the bright palette and shading technique with a paubha of the Three Mother Goddesses painted in Bhaktapur in 1679 and now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; see Pal, 1985, colour plate p. 72, no. P 25, p. 220.
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