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The Primeval Snakes that Support The Universe II

Photo: Scott Leen

The Primeval Snakes that Support The Universe II


Godawari Dutta

Indian, born approx. 1920

Screen print, paper
Print: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (57.2 x 47 cm)
Frame: 29 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (74.3 x 64.1 cm)
Gift of David Szanton on behalf of the Ethnic Arts Foundation
Provenance: The artist or Mithila Art Institute; purchased by Ethnic Arts Foundation, Berkeley, California, 1977-2014; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2021
Photo: Scott Leen
Not currently on view


Published ReferencesSzanton, David L. and Malini Bakshi. Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form. San Francisco: Ethnic Arts Foundation, 2007.

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