Page from an Astrological Treatise
This painting comes from a series that depicts the constellations in the form of figures walking through a landscape. We do not know which constellation is represented here, but it appears to be a composite creature made up of a woman, an elephant, and possibly some other animals. The landscape has been divided into bands, with a decorative foreground of poppies and lotuses, a plain midground, and miniature buildings in a hilly background offering a rudimentary sense of spatial depth.
Opaque watercolor on paper
sheet: 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (19.7 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
Designated Purchase Fund
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Indian. Page from an Astrological Treatise, ca. 1750. Opaque watercolor on paper, sheet: 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (19.7 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 71.120 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.120_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
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