Conversion of Nanda: fragment of an Ajanta mural

Provenance

First half of the nineteenth century, removed from Cave 16, Ajanta by James Edwin Williams (d. 1885) while stationed in India; by descent to his son, Harry Archibald Williams (b. 1846 - d. 1928), India and Woodchurch Lodge, Hampstead, London; March 7, 1921, Williams and others sale, Sotheby's, London, sold to the MFA for £1000. (Accession Date: March 30, 1921)

Credit Line

Clara Bertram Kimball Fund

Conversion of Nanda: fragment of an Ajanta mural

  • Indian, Vakataka period, late 5th century
Ajanta, Deccan, India (Western)
Dimensions
38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor on plaster
Classification
Paintings
Type
wall painting
Accession Number
21.1286
On view
South and Southeast Asia - 176

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