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Sarasvati, goddess of learning and the arts, holding the Vedas (holy scriptures) and a mala (rosary). Pahari, Kangra. Circa 1820-40. Gouache and gold on wasli. 16.2 x 11.6cm

Wasli was made specifically for miniature painting from layers of hand-made paper bonded by wheat-based glue then polished smooth.

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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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