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  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1886 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in ink and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. T. H. Hendley.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing, ink and pencil on paper, sketch to illustrate casting of an anklet in Rajasthan. This sketch illustrates the melting of the wax.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)


ca. 1886 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn in ink and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 1/ a. The vessel in which the wax and ral/ are melted. b. vessel containing cold water into which the mixture is dropped.-
Written in red ink at top left, and beneath sketch.

'mom pakatahe'
'the was heats up'
Written in Hindi in top left hand corner, by the artist.


Height: 17.2 cm, Width: 2.17 cm

Object history note

The sketches IS.24 to 30-1996 are accompanied by four sheets of writing paper containing notes in Hendley's (who commissioned the sketches) hand on the subject. Rp 96/1423.

Descriptive line

Drawing, anklet-casting, ink on paper, Rajasthan, ca. 1886

Production Note

Commissioned by Thomas Holbein Hendley.


Paper; Ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Anklet; Metal-working; Jewellery


Drawings; Paintings; Metalwork; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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