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Indian Painting on Mica, Mid-19th Century

Y597 Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century
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Indian painting on mica, mid-19th Century, mounted on a paper leaf, depicting a scene titled 'The Great Mahomedan Festival of the Moharreum', dimensions: 29cm x 21.5cm; condition: slight damage to top right corner. Originally part of a leather bound album containing fourteen Indian paintings. Muharram (or Muharrum) is a holiday in India, marking the start of the Islamic year. The 10th day of Muharram is often accompanied by parades and prayers.