Paper gouache & gold
Circa mid 18th century
27.4 x 19.4 cms
Inscribed on rear 'W B Manley'
A depiction a Convocation of Hindu Holy Men: a gathering of holy men seated in rows, each of whom has been identified in red, black or white nastaliq script. The two principals (Sur Sagar and Rama Nand) have gold halos about their heads and there is water in the background behind the terrace wall.
Backboard from Pahari painting 20062-15.01 which depicts a group of seated holy men. The backboard made of common brown card is inscribed with transliterations of the names of the holy men by Dr W B Manley, owner of the painting until 1971