Kashi Indian scroll.

Record ID: 
183130
Accession number: 
MS W.67
Title: 
Kashi Indian scroll.
Created: 
ca. 1860
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
1 scroll : paper, ill. ; 212 x 3890 mm
Provenance: 
F & G Staack Antiquarian Booksellers, Camden, Maine; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Staack in 1961; JPW 5463; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. kashi indian scroll; written and painted in Kashi, India, ca. 1860.
Decoration: one continuous painted depiction in watercolor of river traffic on the Ganges River, including public buildings, temples, and palaces standing on its banks. Inscriptions in Sanscrit run along the upper margin of the scroll, probably identifying the buildings; a note accompanying the scroll identifies the DULSIDAS family (?) in the second section of the scroll.
Binding: the far end of the scroll is curled around a wood roller with end knobs, covered with floral stamped paper; contained in red morocco cylinder case lined with floral-stamped paper, labeled: Kashi India; signed JPW 1962.

Script: 
devanāgārī.
Language: 
In Sanscrit;
Century: 
Classification: