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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.15
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Woman Nursing a Baby (Pounce)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217787
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, with chalk rubbing; Rajput Style
Dimensions
27.3 x 21 cm (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
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
2009.202.15
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A seated woman, facing left, nurses her small child. Her right hand gently supports the back of her child’s neck, while her right knee supports her child from behind. She wears a long shawl that covers her long, dark hair and flows past her back, large earrings, anklets, bracelets, necklaces and a nose ring. Small holes can be found outlining the figures. The holes represent a transferring technique known as pounce. Powder, such as graphite or chalk, is passed through the holes onto a clean working surface to give an exact copy of the image that is to be copied. Rajput Style.

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