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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,1012,0.32

  • Description

    Untitled ink drawing depicting a figure seated, side-saddle, on a bullock. Signed and dated.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1977
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 21.5 centimetres
    • Height: 25.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Script

        Bengali and Roman
      • Inscription Position

        on the drawing (base)
      • Inscription Content

        28/?/??
      • Inscription Comment

        Signed (in Bengali), probably the artist's first name - Rabin and dated by the artist (28/?/77 - the '77' element appears as '99', but this is, perhaps, the Bengali numerals; it was certainly not executed in 1999).
  • Curator's comments

    See 2000. 10-12. 031 for a further example of the work of Rabin Mandal.

  • Condition

    Good

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired by Dr Sen-Gupta during a visit to India in the late 70s (dated by inscription to 1977)

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2000,1012,0.32

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