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Two noblewomen at a window

  • Description

    Two bejewelled ladies gaze at one another intently within a palace window. One holds a flask and wine-cup, the other holds a large lotus flower, while lightly embracing her friend. Such imagined scenes of life within the palace zenana (harem) became a popular genre in the late 18th century.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Jaipur (place of creation)
    c. 1800
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    mount 55.4 x 40.3 cm (height x width)
    page 40.3 x 28.6 cm (height x width)
    painting without border 34.5 x 23 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 1967.
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    • First floor | Room 33 | Mughal India

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