Album leaf. Girl luring quicksilver from a mine with her beauty. On paper. According to reg' lady on red-legged horse.
- Found/Acquired: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
A girl luring quicksilver from a mine by her beauty
India, Mughal dynasty,
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.
Not on display
Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
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Object reference number: RFM343
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