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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nanha (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in ink on paper; gold leaf on border

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing in pen and ink pn paper, depicting a bearded long-haired ascetic seated under a tree, before whom a devotee kneels with hands raised together. The border has animals and plants in gold with calligraphy in white within cartouches.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


early 17th century (made)


Nanha (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn in ink on paper; gold leaf on border


Height: 265 mm, Width: 165 mm, Height: 65 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 67 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Drawing, ascetic beneath tree with later ascription to Nanha in black ink in lower margin, ink on paper with gold-decorated margins and calligraphy in white within cartouches, Mughal, c. 1620-50

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

p. 171, cat. no. 268
In the image of man : the Indian perception of the universe through 2000 years of painting and sculpture : [exhibition / organized by Catherine Lampert assisted by Rosalie Cass]. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson :in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1982 Number: 0297780719, 0297781243 (pbk.)


Gold leaf; Ink; Paper


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Tree; Ascetic; Worshipper


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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