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Title

Couple in palanquin carried by kahars (marriage scene)

circa 1980s


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Women have for centuries decorated the inner and outer walls of their houses to mark auspicious occasions, rituals and festivals. Rooms typically decorated include the room for the family goddess or deity, the `honeymoon' room for newly married couples and the verandah outside the hooneymoon room. This painting depicts gods and goddesses surrounded by symbols of prosperity and fertility such as an elephant, fish, parrot, turtle, peacock, bamboo, lotus, flowers and creepers. The bride and bridegroom with the wedding party are also featured as subjects as in this image.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 1999


Details


Place where the work was made

Madhubani Bihar India


Date

circa 1980s


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and ink on paper


Dimensions

56.0 x 76.5 cm sight; 76.5 x 91.9 x 1.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Claudia Hyles 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

79.1999



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 53 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 5.9