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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1940,0713,0.112

  • Description

    Gouache painting on paper. Viṣṇu and Lakṣmī on horseback.

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.5 centimetres (including border)
    • Height: 17.5 centimetres
    • Width: 21.4 centimetres (including border)
    • Width: 12.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Devanagari
      • Inscription Position

        upper border
      • Inscription Language

        Sanskrit
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ... bhagān
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        upper border
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        Ashwarroorah Bugnvaun
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        lower border
      • Inscription Content

        Vishnoo - or Krishna - or Bugwaun & his brother Buttebudra
  • Curator's comments

    Cameron, A:
    This painting was previously stored with 31 others of a similar style in a folder entitled 'Deccan: purchased at Poona. C. AD 1800.'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1940

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1940,0713,0.112

Gouache painting on paper. Vi??u and Lak?mi on horseback.

Gouache painting on paper. Vi??u and Lak?mi on horseback.

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