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Gathering of Hindu ascetics; single-page tinted drawing mounted on a detached album folio. Depiction of a devotional gathering with mostly unclad figures. A figure at centre is seated upon a lion skin, resting an arm upon a cane and pointing behind him. Some figures before him gesticulate, while others, such as the blue-skinned figure (probably covered in ash) wearing a yogapatta (strap) and those holding a rosary are engrossed in meditation or prayer. A group of figures in the foreground warm themselves around a small fire. Much of the composition has been accented in colour. Drawing bordered by concentric gilded bands and mounted onto an ornate page featuring various animals and a hunting party. No text.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
Height: 22.90 centimetres (drawing)
Width: 16.20 centimetres (drawing)
- Curator's comments
- Same composition as another drawing in collection, 1913,1218,0.1.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 11 Mar - 8 Jul, BM, G34, 'The Prince and the Pir: dervishes and mysticism in Iran and India'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number