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A surprise attack

  • Description

    In another unidentified narrative episode from this group of Kutch folk paintings, a prince and his lady have stopped to rest from their journey under a tree. But they are then surprised by two running warriors wielding bows (their figures now partly missing) who are evidently pursuing them. The lady demurely holds her wine-flask. The prince’s horse paws at the ground, and his own bow and arrows hang from the tree. The moment has surely come for the prince to rise and repel the attack?

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest India Gujarat (Kutch district) (place of creation)
    1750 - 1800
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    14.1 x 21.5 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, 2012.
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