Demon Frightens Nayika in the ForestArtist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Date19th centuryMedium & Supportink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperDimensions
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 LineGift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. SpinkSubject 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 ClassificationPaintingCollection AreaAsianRights
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