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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with a brush in ink on skin. The ink is made up of lamp-black with water and a gum binder, usually gum arabic (hardened tree sap)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer- Anderson, Pasha

  • Museum number:

    IS.395:2-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A brush drawing in ink on skin, calligraphy, verso of IS.395-1952.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Drawn with a brush in ink on skin. The ink is made up of lamp-black with water and a gum binder, usually gum arabic (hardened tree sap)

Dimensions

Height: 162 mm approx., maximum, Width: 90 mm approx., maximum

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, calligraphy, ink on skin, Rajasthan, late 18th century

Materials

Ink; Skin

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Calligraphy

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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