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Rukma, Krishna and Rukmini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Basohli (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 - ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque water-colour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque water-colour and gold on paper, Rukmini's brother Rukma stands, hands tied, before Krishna and Rukmini. Scarlet background. From a 'fifth' Bhagavata Purana series.

Place of Origin

Basohli (made)


ca. 1760 - ca. 1765 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque water-colour and gold on paper


Height: 301 mm, Width: 405 mm, Height: 277 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 405 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, Bhagavata Purana, Rukma captive, Krishna and Rukmini, opaque watercolour on paper, Guler style at Basohli, ca. 1760-1765

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

p. 50. cat. no. 22 x.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022

Production Note

Guler style at Basohli


Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Horses; Chariot; Deities


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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