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Purnavasi

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

  • Museum number:

    IS.124-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, a four-armed woman bearing a water vessel, tray and goad, probably representing the full moon, Purnavasi.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

'puna vasu'
[subject's name]
inscribed in Bengali

Dimensions

Height: mm 140, Width: mm 90

Object history note

Rawson, Philip S., Hayward Gallery and Arts Council of Great Britain. Tantra. Hayward Gallery, London 30 September-7 November 1971. London, Arts Council of Great Britain, [1971]. p. 62, no. 288

Descriptive line

Painting, Purnavasi, watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890

Materials

Watercolour; Paint; Tin alloy

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Astrology; Woman; Goad; Vessel; Tray

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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