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Explore this collection for warm pieces, reminiscent of the autumn season. 

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Demon Frightens Nayika in the Forest

Accession Number
1985/2.142

Title
Demon Frightens Nayika in the Forest

Artist(s)
Indian

Artist Nationality
Indian (South Asian)

Object Creation Date
19th century

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

Dimensions
10 1/16 in x 5 7/8 in (25.56 cm x 14.92 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.37 cm x 36.35 cm)

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

Subject matter
The central female figure is Abhisarika Nayika, one of eight romantic heroines in various states of a relationship. The Abhisarika Nayika is often portrayed going somewhere to meet her lover. She overcomes obstacles, such as meeting a demon, in order to see her lover. 

Physical Description
A female figure in orange dress is in a green forest. She is looking behind her towards a demon who is emerging from some shrubs. 

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Kangra
demons
kneeling
standing
trees
woods

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