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  • Place of origin:

    Lahore (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed and painted in ink and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wood-block print, printed in black on paper with hand-painted details in scarlet, yellow, green and magenta watercolour, ornamental calligraphy in the form of a peacock holding a rosary in its beak and standing beside a flowering rose tree in a pot. The bird embodies the Bismillah, above is an additional inscription.

Place of Origin

Lahore (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Printed and painted in ink and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

the Bismillah, in ornamental calligraphic form

two line additional inscription, not interpreted

Descriptive line

Wood-block print, calligraphy in form of peacock, printed on paper, painted details in watercolour, Lahore, late 19th century


Water-colour; Paint; Ink; Paper


Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Tree; Peacock; Roses; Calligraphy; Rosary; Elephant


Paintings; Islam; Animals and Wildlife; Calligraphy; Religion; Prints


South & South East Asia Collection

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