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The description in English of the painting on this webpage is definitive. Any translation using Google translate is a guide only - its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and it is used at your own risk.
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.
Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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