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Indian Miniature Paintings

"Indian Miniature Paintings"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 13  April 6, 2021 (Tue) - May 9, 2021 (Sun)

  
Fish Incarnation of Vishnu (Matsya Avatar) (detail), By the Bikaner school, First half of 18th century

The art of “miniature painting” is one of India’s best-known genres. These paintings use elaborate brushwork and vibrant colors to depict a variety of themes, including: Indian myths, Hindu gods, portraits of kings, scenes from history, and love stories. Miniature paintings can also be enjoyed for their distinct regional styles that reflect India’s rich history of cultural diversity.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Fish Incarnation of Vishnu (Matsya Avatar) By the Bikaner school, India First half of 18th century TA-647-75
_MD_RECOMMEND Tortoise Incarnation of Vishnu (Kurma Avatar) By the Bundi school, India End of 17th–early 18th century TA-647-132
Maha Lakshmi By the Jaipur school, India First half of 19th century TA-647-156
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