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Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series: Priests Perform a Sacrifice, 19th century

India: Orissa, Puri (?), 1800-1899
Opaque watercolor on paper
image: 8-3/8 x 11-5/8 in. (21.3 x 29.5 cm); sheet: 9-1/4 x 12-3/4 in. (23.5 x 32.4 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Ramesh and Urmil Kapoor
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

This painting from a Bhagavatapurana is accompanied by five lines of text in the distinctive Oriya script, common to Orissa. This particular scene revolves around a discussion concerning the cooking of sacrificial rice.

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