Portrait, Thanjavur, India. Ca. 1860 This portrait shows a South Indian dancing-girl holding a flower. A local Thanjavur artist painted it on glass, using gouache (opaque watercolor paint) and gold leaf.
Brahma attended by Vishnu and Shiva on the right and Garuda on the left. Place of origin: Thanjavur, India (made) Date: ca. 1860 (made) Materials and Techniques: Gouche on glass V&A Museum number: 07383B/(IS)