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Utka Nayika

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush drawing in ink and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brush drawing in ink on paper with some colour, utka nayika, a seated lady waits in the forest for her lover. She is seated on a bed of leaves, and raises her veil to watch for his arrival; around her are birds and a deer, and to the right a grove of trees.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brush drawing in ink and watercolour on paper

Object history note

IM.223 to 240-1924 were bought for £20 for the group.

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, utka nayika, a seated lady in the forest awaiting her lover, ink on paper, Kangra, 18th century


Ink; Paper; Paint; Watercolour; Paint


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Woman; Leaves; Lover; Forest


Paintings; Drawings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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