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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian; Tanjore
Title:A Beggar in the Famine
Date Made:1778 or after
Type:Painting
Materials:pigments on paper
Place Made:Asia; India
Measurements:Housing: 18 1/8 in x 14 1/4 in; 46 cm x 36.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 10 5/8 in x 8 in; 27 cm x 20.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (gold): A Beggar in the Famine.
Accession Number:  MH 1966.11.O.PI
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Fund
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Description:
Veritical miniature painting with gold and black border. Part of a series. Man and woman beggars holding a staff, two plates, a pot, and a baby, against bright yellow background.

Tags:
people; charity

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