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Kusha, Lava and Hanuman

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Kusha and Lava carrying Hanuman bound.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1885 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 451 mm maximum, Width: 280 mm maximum

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum from Miss M. Steele in 1950. This picture from a series which was being part of a collection inherited from her mother, a scholar in Sanskrit at Cambridge in 1894. When delivering the collection, Miss Steele reported that her grandmother had also lived in India for some time and that it was possible that the pictures were originally collected by her grandmother.

Descriptive line

Painting, Kusha and Lava carrying Hanuman, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1885


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Prisoner; Deities; Monkey


Hinduism; Paintings; Religion; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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