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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Murshidabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.1196-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The patched robe is the mark of a holy man in several cultures, as it indicates poverty and a lack of interest in outward appearance. This Muslim faqir (literally 'poor') is shown seated outside his hut under a tree.

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, an ascetic in a patched robe seated outside his hut.

Place of Origin

Murshidabad (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, ascetic outside hut, opaque watercolour on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1760

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Hut; Ascetic

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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