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- Object: Desolate nayika
Painting from an album bound in red silk print containing 21 Rajput, Mughal and Provincial Mughal miniature paintings.
An introspective nayika sits on a chair resting against a bolster cushion. Her head is held in a pensive attitude on her hand, her gaze is inward, contemplating her beloved who is not present. Her long black hair cascades behind her, she wears an orange skirt and veil delicately bordered in yellow. She sits on a terrace with a thin filigreed railing. Two water jars and a towel rest on the chequered grey and black floor near her. The sky is dark with faint traces of the setting sun in the far horizon. Clouds framing the top margin of the painting are dark grey outlined in a thin band of gold.
- Production date
- 1775-1800 (circa)
Height: 48.90 centimetres (page)
Height: 17.30 centimetres (painting excluding borders)
Width: 14 centimetres
Width: 34.70 centimetres
- Not on display
- Loose folios in the Album. First miniature page is of a different size compared with all the others that are similar in size.
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