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Conversion of Nanda: fragment of an Ajanta mural

Indian
late 5th century


Object Place, Ajanta, Deccan, India (Western)

Dimensions

38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1286

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on plaster

On View

Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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