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Painting - Sassi and Punun

Sassi and Punun

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Hills (Pahari; Siba, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of Lady Rothenstein and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting two men on a camel with ladies bidding them goodbye. An illustration to the Northern Indian ballad of Sassi and Punun.

Place of Origin

Punjab Hills (Pahari; Siba, made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 195 mm maximum, Width: 259 mm maximum

Object history note

Previously in the Rothenstein Collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, two men on a camel, lovers parted, Sassi Punun series, Punjab Hills (Pahari, Siba), ca. 1800

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

p. 412, cat. no. 6.
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


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Men; Women; Camel


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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