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Page from a Dispersed Romance of Chandrabhanu and Lavanyavati

Date:
16th–17th century
Culture:
India (Orissa)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on palm leaf
Dimensions:
1 11/16 x 16 in. (4.3 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeffrey Paley, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.220
Not on view
In India, palm leaves were utilized as book pages during the medieval period. By the fiftheenth century, paper had largely supplanted them. In Orissa, however, the ancient tradition continues to this day. Because of their perishability, early Orissan pages are rare.
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