Posted on: 15 February 2013

Portrait of Hanumān

Watercolour painting on paper of Hanumān. Hanumān stands on the banks of a body of water. He wears green shorts and has a pink shawl draped over his shoulder and chest. He wears a crown and jewel encrusted armlets. On his chest rests a floral garland and necklaces. He holds a mace in his right hand and the tip of his tail in his left hand. The painting is surrounded by a black border.

Painted in Patna (?)
Company School
19thC (early)

© Trustees of the British Museum

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जय बज्र अंग बलि, जय महावीर पवन पुत्र,- जय जय हनुमान गोसाई कृपा करो गुरुदेव की नाई