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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.229
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Woman Nursing a Child
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
14 x 9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.229
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A seated woman, facing left, nurses her small child. Her right hand gently supports the back of her child’s neck, while her left supports her child from behind. Her hands are decorated with henna. She wears a chaniya choli, which consists of a red and purple crop top and a pink skirt. She has a long, translucent yellow shawl that covers her head and the majority of her body. She is adorned with a nose ring, earrings, a head ornament, rings, armlets, bracelets, anklets, and toe rings. Rajput style, Kota school.
Exhibition History

Women in South Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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