Box. Polychromed and varnished wood; 7 cm x 46 cm x 23 cm. Sawantwadi, Maharashtra. Contemporary. 87/I/D.

This rectangular box, painted in the traditional style by the chitrakars or painters of Sawantwadi, depicts lord Ganesha being attended by female fly-whisk bearers and attendants clad in sarees worn in the Maharashtrian style.

The bright yellow and red colours, along with the floral creeper on the edges are typical of the work in the region.

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