Illustrated Hindu manuscript

18th - 19th century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Thirty one page manuscript in a velvet folio. Each pages feature devanagari script on the top and a figural scene below. The first page depicts Ganesha and Saraswati (Indian goddess of learning) seated on red bolsters in a pavilion with a decorated floral carpet beneath them. Behind them is a lush green landscape. On the facing page depicts a seated raja on a palanquin with three princes again on a decorated carpet with a green landscape beyond. (Amy Poster, 2013)

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  • Title: Illustrated Hindu manuscript
  • Date Created: 18th - 19th century
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: brush, ink and gouache on paper
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.
  • Department: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Credit Line: Alliance Rental Gallery Fund
  • Accession Number: 69.25.1