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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.110
People
Attributed to The Kota Master, Indian
Title
A Nath Ascetic in a Hut During a Monsoon
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1735
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217499
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
14.5 x 8 cm (5 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.110
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing depicts an ascetic seated cross-legged inside a hut beneath a tree. The yogi’s distinctive, large earring identifies him as a member of the Hindu Nath order. In his right hand he holds a strand of prayer beads. Long, black, vertical lines indicate the heavy rain of a monsoon. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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