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  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush drawing in ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brush drawing in ink on paper, with wash, colour notes are written throughout in Hindi characters. An illustration from the story of the Broken Pitcher (lota); two children seek protection beneath the shawls of a bearded man and a young woman. To the left, a group of four women, one of whom holds the neck of a broken pot, lead forward the culprit for the breakage, the child Krishna, whose name appears on his right thigh. In the background, monkeys play through the window of a house, and through a door hurries a male figure.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brush drawing in ink on paper

Object history note

IM.223 to 240-1924 were bought for £20 for the group.

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, women, Krishna and broken pot, ink on paper, Kangra, 19th century


Ink; Paper; Paint


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Women; House; Pitcher; Monkeys; Deity


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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