Aug 31, 2015

Flowering Marigold (verso)

Flowering Marigold (verso)

c. 1765

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style of Hunhar II

(Indian, active mid-1700s)

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 33.1 x 24.9 cm (13 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.351.b



Trade with the Portuguese, which flourished through the 1500s to 1600s, brought many new plants to India from their territories in South America. Examples include potatoes, tomatoes, and marigolds, all of which became staples of Indian daily life. Because of their beautifully vibrant color, marigolds were made into flower garlands and continue to be much used in devotional offerings throughout India.

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