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Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Dhanus (possibly Sagittarius)

Accession Number
1985/2.137

Title
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Dhanus (possibly Sagittarius)

Artist(s)
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

Object Creation Date
circa 1840

Medium & Support
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Dimensions
11 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in (28.3 cm x 20.1 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 7/16 in (49.37 cm x 36.67 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Label copy
Anonymous
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript:
Dhanus (possibly Sagittarius)
India, Rajasthan, Jaipur school
ca. 1840
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 1985/2.137

Subject matter
This is a part of a series on Hindu deities and objects and animals associated with them.

Physical Description
A centaur dominates the foreground of this image. This is a half man-half horse creature, framed by a green field and cloudy sky. He holds a bow and arrow in his hands. A water body runs below the centaur.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
arrows
field
horses
trees

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