Mica painting showing a merchant

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1850
  • Dimensions: H: 10.0 cm, W: 6.8 cm
  • Medium: Gouache on mica
  • Region: Patna
  • Museum number: FAT.00069

Mica painting illustrating a merchant, probably from the Patna region, carrying goods.

Mica paintings emerged and flourished under the patronage of the British East India Company. They typically depicted the flora, fauna, landscapes, trades and occupations, festivals and ceremonies and historical monuments of the Indian subcontinent.

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