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Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of a dancing girl accompanied by three musicians. The dancing girl wears a long green tunic with a wide skirt and a red shawl over her shoulders and head. Across her chest are two long necklaces, possibly decorated with bells. She wears large earrings and hair ornaments and her hands appear to be decorated with henna. She is followed by three men playing musical instruments. One is playing the saranghi (string instrument) another is playing the cymbals and another is playing the tabla (drums). They wear short tunics and tight trousers and earrings and necklaces. Two of the men wear red turbans whilst the third wears a green one.
- Found/Acquired: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Width: 23 centimetres
- Height: 18.7 centimetres
The painting is in an album bound in leather with blind tooling and patterned endpapers.This painting is from an album of sixty paintings (1984,0124,0.1.1-60) that illustrates Sikh rulers, architecture and trades and occupations.
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Object reference number: RFI2282
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