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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1948.58
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Patar Lekhni Nayika on a Terrace with an Elderly Female Attendant
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
18th - early 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216581
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Pahari Style, Kangra School
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder in celebration of Mr. Paul J. Sachs' seventieth birthday
Accession Year
1948
Object Number
1948.58
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This painting depicts the patar lekhni nayika, a heroine who writes to her lover who is away on a journey. Here, she is shown on an open terrace with her elderly female attendant facing her. Directly in front of her are writing and stationery tools. Pahari Style, Kangra School.

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