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

Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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