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Conversion of Nanda: fragment of an Ajanta mural

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Provenance

First half of the nineteenth century, removed from Cave 16, Ajanta by James Edwin Williams (d. 1885) while stationed in India; by descent to his son, Harry Archibald Williams (b. 1846 - d. 1928), India and Woodchurch Lodge, Hampstead, London; March 7, 1921, Williams and others sale, Sotheby's, London, sold to the MFA for £1000. (Accession Date: March 30, 1921)

Credit Line

Clara Bertram Kimball Fund

Indian, Vakataka period, late 5th century

Object Place

Ajanta, Deccan, India (Western)

Dimensions

38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1286

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on plaster

On View

176

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Asia

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