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  • Museum number

    1880,0.2127

  • Description

    Gouache painting on mica of a standing female dancer. She wears a long white tunic edged with gold which hangs over wide yellow trousers. She has a decorated shawl crossed over her chest and is barefoot. She holds her hands above her head. She wears bracelets, earring and hair ornaments. The floor is decorated with light and dark blue stripes and a drape is drawn up into the upper left corner of the painting.

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.2 centimetres
    • Width: 10.4 centimetres
  • Subjects

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1880,0.2127

Painting. Recreation. Standing female dancer (?) in costume including dress, shawl and trousers. Gouache on mica.

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Painting. Recreation. Standing female dancer (?) in costume including dress, shawl and trousers. Gouache on mica.

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