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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:Matsya, the Fish Avatar of Vishnu, illustration from an unidentified dispersed manuscript
Date Made:19th century
Type:Painting
Materials:Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Place Made:India; probably Kashmir
Measurements:sight: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.; 13.335 x 9.525 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1990.2.27c
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Evan M. Wilson (Leila Fosburgh, class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
blue man coming out of the mouth of a fish in lily pad filled water with another figure inside a shell, four figures at water's edge, landscape with flowers and, in distance a terrace with three fgures and domed buildings under blue clouded sky

Tags:
exterior; landscapes; vegetation; flowers; water; animals; men; religion; Hinduism

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