Thakur Ajit Singh worships the Goddess

Historical period(s)
dated 1817
Jodphur school
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 26 × 18.4 cm (10 1/4 × 7 1/4 in) H x W (overall): 30.6 × 23.5 cm (12 1/16 × 9 1/4 in)
India, Rajasthan state, Marwar or Jodhpur
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Durga, India, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, temple, worship

From 1960 to ?
Millard Owen Sheets (1907-1989), acquired in 1960 [1]

To 2002
Robert E. Moore [2]

From 2002 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Robert E. Moore in January 2002 [3]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim


[1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Robert E. Moore
Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
Millard Sheets American, 1907-1989
Catherine Glynn Benkaim


Verso: Ghera Khulayo 1864 Bhadrapad Sud 14 Jada Sare (in devanagari)
This was opened in V.S 1864 Bhadrapad (August-Sept) in the crescent lunar phase (Shukla Paksha) 14

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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