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  • Place of origin:

    Chamba (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mangnu (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, watercolour on paper, the Goddess attended by gods and devotees.

Place of Origin

Chamba (made)


ca. 1870 (made)


Mangnu (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour on paper


Height: 271 mm maximum, Width: 205 mm maximum

Object history note

IS. 90 to 128-1954 were purchased for £150, from Maggs Bros. Originally obtained by Jagdish Mittal of Hyderabad in Chamba in 1952, from the family collection of Hira Lal of Chamba whose father's elder brother was the artist Mangnu.

Historical context note

Pahari painting is a style of miniature painting of the Indian Rajput courts in what is now Himachal Pradesh. Chamba, an important centre of Pahari painting, is situated in the Ravi Valley in the heart of the Himalaya mountains.

Descriptive line

Painting, Goddess attended by gods and devotees, attributed to Mangnu, Chamba, ca. 1870

Production Note

Attributed to Mangnu


Watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Goddess; Deities; Worship; Bird


Paintings; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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