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Album page - Rites and Beliefs of the Hindus

Rites and Beliefs of the Hindus

  • Object:

    Album page

  • Place of origin:

    Faizabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    IS.25:52-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The dwelling places of the gods, the planets and signs of the zodiac, compiled for Jai Singh, taken from various Sanskrit texts.

Place of Origin

Faizabad (made)

Date

ca. 1774 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with notes relating to the illustrations and a list of contents giving Gentil's title and a brief description for each folio. Inscribed inside front cover.

Dimensions

Length: 37 cm, Width: 53.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 51 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). The dwelling places of the gods, the planets and signs of the zodiac.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 122 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Planets; Gods; Dwelling; Zodiac; Sanskrit

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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