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Details of outside of cover of Buddhist Tantric text

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Details of outside of cover of Buddhist Tantric text
Author(s): Pal, Pratapaditya
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Bengal & Bihar-- Painting, Bengal & Bihar
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Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: In general red, yellow and green are preponderant. Both the red & green rather dull in tone. White is usually restricted to numbuses, & lotuses. A dark blue-black tone is employed for the general background which is spotted with flowers, and for a few of the figures. Immediate background within the arches etc. is painted in black or red. Brown has been frequently used for the complexion of most attendant figures and also in little dabs on the architectural designs. The outlines of the figures are drawn in pale red or black, in bold strokes and in no uncertain manner. -- Details shown in slide IM74. Top) shows what may be forms of totemism. Bottom) shows scene with tigers, etc.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-970


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