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  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali. They hold flares in front of an elaborate firework in a tree-like form. Behind the lady on the right are two fenale servants, one of whom holds a purple and gold cushion. The scene takes place on a terrace beyond which is a river, trees and green countryside under a black sky.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 421 mm, Width: 283 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthan, 18th century


Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Festival; Women; Flares; Terrace; Fireworks


Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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