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Box - A Box covered and lined with brocade containing a card painted with a face, and with a verandah covered with a striped rug; also twelve mica overlays depicting dancers and musicians.
  • A Box covered and lined with brocade containing a card painted with a face, and with a verandah covered with a striped rug
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A Box covered and lined with brocade containing a card painted with a face, and with a verandah covered with a striped rug; also twelve mica overlays depicting dancers and musicians.

  • Object:

    Box

  • Place of origin:

    Patna (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H.M. Queen Mary

  • Museum number:

    IM.80:1-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Box, covered and lined with brocade, white, blue, red, black etc, with two ivory fixing pins.
The box contains a card painted with a face and with a veranda covered with a striped rug, and 12 paintings on mica of costumes of Indian dancers, reciters and musicians. The mica costume paintings can be placed interchangeably over the background to depict a human figure. There are also two painted card covers with floral designs and one handwritten note on paper in Queen Mary's handwriting.

Place of Origin

Patna (made)

Date

ca.1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 10 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

Box; containing 12 talc paintings, 1 watercolour, 2 covers and a note; Paintings, patna, ca.1860.

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

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 201 p. ISBN 0944142303

Subjects depicted

Box

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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