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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.1197-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, an ascetic seated under a tree beside a river, holding pink flowers.

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 beside river, opaque watercolour on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1760

Labels and date

AN ASCETIC UNDER A TREE
Opaque watercolour on paper
Murshidabad, Bengal
c. 1760
D.1197-1903

This holy man is wearing the stitched robe typical of Muslim ascetics, worn to symbolise their earthly poverty. He holds an offering of flowers in a leaf cup, which he is perhaps about to launch as an offering into the river beside him. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

River; Flowers; Tree; Ascetic

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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