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Study of Male Heads (recto); Portrait of a Man and Study of Three Male Heads (verso)

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The recto side of this folio features a study of seven male heads. All of them are in profile, have their hair tied in a bun, and wear a large earring. All but one has facial hair. There is an eighth head, but its lower half is missing due to loss of the paper. The verso side features a large portrait of a man in profile. He has heavy-lidded eyes, a prominent nose, a large ear, and facial hair. Below him are small sketches of men’s heads in profile. Rajput Style, Kota School.
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008 ) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009 ) gift; to Harvard Art Museum. Notes: Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum The Stuart Cary Welch Collection Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Title: Study of Male Heads (recto); Portrait of a Man and Study of Three Male Heads (verso)
Description:
The recto side of this folio features a study of seven male heads.
All of them are in profile, have their hair tied in a bun, and wear a large earring.
All but one has facial hair.
There is an eighth head, but its lower half is missing due to loss of the paper.
The verso side features a large portrait of a man in profile.
He has heavy-lidded eyes, a prominent nose, a large ear, and facial hair.
Below him are small sketches of men’s heads in profile.
Rajput Style, Kota School.

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