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The nayika comments on her lover’s new ring

  • Description

    This poetical treatise describes various types of nayakas and nayikas or ideal lovers, depicted as Krishna and Radha. When the nayika sees her lover’s new ring, perhaps the gift of another woman, she makes a sharp remark about it, which he smilingly rejects.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Chamba (place of creation)
    1780 - 1785
    attributed to Nikka (c. 1745 - 1833) (artist)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    mount 41 x 53.5 cm (height x width)
    page 19.5 x 28.4 cm (height x width)
    painting without borders 14.5 x 23.7 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased with the assistance of the Neil Kreitman Foundation, in memory of Sir John and Lady Sarah Cohen, 2012.
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