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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1920,0917,0.197

  • Description

    Album leaf. Girl luring quicksilver from a mine with her beauty. On paper. According to reg' lady on red-legged horse.

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC(mid)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Curator's comments

    A girl luring quicksilver from a mine by her beauty
    India, Mughal dynasty,
    mid-18th century
    Opaque watercolour on paper

    In Mughal India to a greater extent than Safavid Iran or Ottoman Turkey, women were portrayed in active, even heroic roles. Here, although the woman's beauty is what draws out the quicksilver, her pose and gesture are dynamic and assertive.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1920,0917,0.197

Album leaf. Girl luring quicksilver from a mine with her beauty. On paper. According to reg' lady on red-legged horse.

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