Miniature Painting

Unknowncirca 18th century

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, a royal figure resting on a rug leaning against a cushion. An attendant fans him from behind with peacock feathers. Three other players sit around a red chaupar board with pieces with one of the players moving a game piece. Chaupar is a game similiar to Pachisi, where the pieces race around a board towards a destination at its center.

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  • Title: Miniature Painting
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: circa 18th century
  • Location: Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh, IN
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 221 mm maximum, Width: 285 mm maximum, Height: 198 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 263 mm image within innermost painted borders, Height: 226 mm paper onto which object mounted, Width: 293 mm paper onto which object mounted
  • Type: Indian miniature painting
  • Contributor: Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project
  • Medium: Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
  • Photography: Victoria & Albert Museum