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Nepalese Bhagavata Purana, Book 10
72.15-1
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Masterpiece

Our edition was lovingly decorated with detailed, full-page or smaller miniature paintings. They show influences of Indian painting styles of Jaipur and Kangra, but put the story in front of a Nepalese background.

History of the Object
The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most popular books of Hinduism. The tenth book tells the story of the God Krishna.

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Type
Book 
Materials
Natural Colours on Paper, Ink, Gold. 
Measurements
H 47 cm, W 29,5 cm. 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Nepal 
Geography
Nepal 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1870 - 1880 
Function
Holy scripture 
Acquisition
The manuscript was acquired in London in 1972 from Lobsaurg (probably: Lobsang) Thondup Druk. The “Foundation for the Advancement of Hamburg´s Art Collections” gave this book to us as a permanent loan. 
Copyright
Saal/Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Stiftung zur Förderung der Hamburgischen Kunstsammlungen. 
Museum
Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg 
Credit line
Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Inv.Nr. 72.15:1 

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