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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.25:40-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hindu sects according to Abu'l Fazl and nine famous philosophers (originators of the sects). Each sect is named at the foot of the page and the followers illustrated together with their books.

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 39 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Hindu sects according to Abu'l Fazl and nine famous philosophers (originators of the sects). The text on the back of this page relates to the next image, IS.25:41-1980.

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 121 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Philosophers; Sects

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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