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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.305
Title
The Month of Sawan, drawing for a Baramasa (Song of the Seasons) series
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/99348
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and color on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
23.6 x 14.5 cm (9 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr. in honor of James Cuno
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.305
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The sketch depicts the month of Sawan, the fifth month of the Hindu calendar that is often shown with the onset of monsoon rains, as seen here. The image shows a royal couple standing on the balcony underneath an awning. Below them is a female attendant entering the palatial structure. Beyond the walls surrounding the palace is a lush jungle that depicts a prowling tiger or lion and elephants combating. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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