A Sikh Akalan. Watercolour drawing.

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A Sikh Akalan. Watercolour drawing. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Previous title, replaced July 2020: Page 19: two portraits of women in their regional costumes. Watercolour drawing.

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1 drawing : gouache, with indian and oxidised gold


The woman is an Akalan, or Nihangani (female Akali or Nihang) - a Sikh warrior.
Page 19 in an album of Company drawings ranging in subject-matter from social scenes, trades, religious scenes and deities, gardens, sports and portraits. All drawn in watercolour, some with pencil and oxidised gold, some similar to the Kalighat style
Title devised by cataloguer.


Wellcome Collection 27033i


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