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Dasharatha performing the Putreshti Yajna
Acc. No.54.1/8
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The artist of the painting, Manohar was one of the greatest master painters of Indian Miniature painting.

History of the Object
The 19 folios of Ramayana belong to the disbursed set of a Ramayana manuscript commissioned by Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-52) of Mewar. It is the grandest project ever undertaken by his entire court studio.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Gouache on paper 
Measurements
Full Page : 38 x 22.5 cm; Painting: 31 x 18 cm 
Creator name
Artist : Manohar. Text written by Mahatma Hirananda. Comissioned by Acharya Jasvant ji (chief Librarian) for Maharana Jagat Singh I 
Creator date
Mid 17th century AD 
Where it was made
Udaipur, Rajasthan 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
dated Samvat 1706 = AD 1649 
Function
Folio of a manuscript 
Acquisition
20 folios of this manuscript were purchased by the trustees of CSMVS, Mumbai on 17th April 1954. Three folios of the manuscript were added to the main collection of the Museum when the Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala collection was bequeathed to the Museum in 1994.  
Copyright
© Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Acknowledgements
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Owner
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Collection 
Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) 
Credit line
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 

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