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  • Place of origin:

    Patna (made)

  • Date:

    about 1860 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Opaque watercolour on mica

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H.M. Queen Mary

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting on mica. From a box containing a card painted with a face and with a veranda covered with a striped rug, and 12 paintings on mica of costumes of Indian dancers, reciters and musicians. The mica costume paintings can be placed interchangeably over the background to depict a human figure. There are also two painted card covers with floral designs and one handwritten note on paper in Queen Mary's handwriting.

Place of Origin

Patna (made)


about 1860 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Opaque watercolour on mica


Height: 10 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

Paintings, talc, Patna, c.1860


South & South East Asia Collection

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