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Chand Bibi

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. J.G. Gayer-Anderson C.M.G., D.S.G. and Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson.

  • Museum number:

    IS.157-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Chand Bibi (centre), regent and warrior of Bijapur, shooting with her ladies. She is kneeling as she aims her rifle at a deer, with the support of a tree. Her attendants follow behind. The golden halo around her symbolizes her royal status.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm, Width: 29 cm

Object history note

Originally owned by B.M. Phadanavis of Poona and later in the Gayer-Anderson collection. The donors were twin brothers.

Descriptive line

Painting, Chand Bibi of Bijapur shooting with her ladies, opaque watercolour on paper, Hyderabad, ca. 1750

Production Note

Hyderabad

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Hunting; Rifle; Tree; Deer; Women

Categories

Paintings; Royalty; Hunting; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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