Painting

18th century (made)
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Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a tribal (Bhil) couple hunting at night; an archer stands behind his wife, who holds before her a leaf screen and a flare, and rings a bell to lure the deer towards the archer. A long-horned buck has been pierced by an arrow, while does watch. The woman wears a skirt of leaves, a gold-edged muslin shoulder shawl and jewellery; the man a single grey body garment and a white turban.


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Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief Description
Painting, tribal couple hunting at night, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, 18th century
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a tribal (Bhil) couple hunting at night; an archer stands behind his wife, who holds before her a leaf screen and a flare, and rings a bell to lure the deer towards the archer. A long-horned buck has been pierced by an arrow, while does watch. The woman wears a skirt of leaves, a gold-edged muslin shoulder shawl and jewellery; the man a single grey body garment and a white turban.
Content description
A tribal (Bhil) couple hunting at night; an archer stands behind his wife, who holds before her a leaf screen and a flare, whilst she rings a bell to lure the deer towards the archer. A long-horned buck has been pierced by ab arrow, whilst does watch. The woman wears a skirt of leaves, a gold-edged muslin shoulder shawl and jewellery; the man a single grey body garment and a white turban.
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Accession Number
IM.118-1922

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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