A COLOPHON PAGE FROM A MANUSCRIPT, NEPAL, 1692
A COLOPHON PAGE FROM A MANUSCRIPT
3 by 14½ in.; 7.5 by 35.5 cm
In very good overall condition for an object of this type and age. With areas of wear to the paper particularly along the lower left corner. The red ground missing in the upper border along the painting as well as the lower part of the right border. Some other areas of paint loss visible in the green ground particularly to the upper right of the female figure. The lower edge of the painting showing creasing, flaking and some loss as visible from the catalogue illustration. The script of the verso completely intact and in excellent condition. A 2 mm hole at center right intentionally placed to bind together other pages of manuscript visible. A secondary circle mirroring the one at right visible to the left but does not appear to be punctured through.
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Acquired in New York before 1969.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1969-2009, no. L69.26.13.
Indian Miniatures from Mughal to Rajput, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, 1972.