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Painting - Vasakasayya Nayika

Vasakasayya Nayika

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush drawing in ink and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brush drawing in ink on paper with colour wash. Vasakasayya Nayika, a lady looking at a crow, the symbol of her returning lover. She walks upon a terrace, and throws back her veil as she turns her gaze to the alighting bird.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Brush drawing in ink and watercolour on paper

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, Vasakasayya Nayika, lady looking at crow, ink on paper, Kangra, 19th century


Ink; Paper; Paint; Watercolour; Paint


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Woman; Crow


Paintings; Drawings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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