Hinduism

Many of the works related to Hinduism in the Chester Beatty collection are illustrated manuscripts that present the teachings of the deities through the telling of epic tales. These include a number of works from northern India containing extracts of or scenes from the Mahabharata, an account of the wars of the house of Bharata composed between 500 BC and 100 AD.

Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash
early 19th century
Jaipur (India)
CBL In 67.17

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  • Image of Extracts from the Mahabharata, 18th or 19th century, northern India. CBL InE 1460.

    Extracts from the Mahabharata
    18th or 19th century
    Northern India
    CBL InE 1460

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  • Detail from Bhagavadgita from the Mahabharata, 18th century, northern India. CBL InE 1475.

    Bhagavadgita from the Mahabharata (detail)
    18th century
    Northern India
    CBL InE 1475

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  • Image of Bhagavadgita from the Mahabharata, 18th century, northern India. CBL InE 1477.

    Bhagavadgita from the Mahabharata (detail)
    18th century
    Northern India
    CBL InE 1477

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  • Image of Bhagavatapurana, late 18th or early 19th century, northern India. CBL InE 1478.

    Bhagavatapurana (detail)
    late 18th or early 19th century
    Northern India
    CBL InE 1478

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  • Image of Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash, early 19th century, Jaipur, India. CBL In 67.17.

    Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash
    early 19th century
    Jaipur (India)
    CBL In 67.17

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  • Image of Shiva Ardhanari riding on Nandi, 18th century, Lucknow, India. CBL In 11A.71.

    Shiva Ardhanari riding on Nandi
    18th century
    Lucknow (India)
    CBL In 11A.71

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  • Image of Krishna holds up Mount Govardhan, c. 1780, Jaipur, India, CBL In 67.20.

    Krishna holds up Mount Govardhan
    c. 1780
    Jaipur (India)
    CBL In 67.20

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  • Image of Krishna and Radha, 1830-1850, Jaipur, India. CBL In 67.21.

    Krishna and Radha
    1830-1850
    Jaipur (India)
    CBL In 67.21

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