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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:Four Ladies Reflecting Upon Their Beauty
Date Made:1719
Type:Drawing
Materials:color and gold on paper
Place Made:India; Rajasthan; Mewar
Measurements:sheet: 9 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 24.765 cm x 20.955 cm; image: 8 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 19.05 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, dated 1719
Accession Number:  SC 2007:4-4
Credit Line:Bequest of John Kenneth Galbraith
2007_4_4.jpg

Description:
red painted frame around thinner deep yellow frame with text at top around a landscape with dark sky, foliage with dark arches of flowering vines, one with green center, other three with red center, platform at lower left with four seated woman

Label Text:
This painting belongs to a "Sat Saiva" series, or "The Seven Centuries," dated 1719, which was a collection of 700 verses in Hindi by Bihari Lal (fl.1650). "The Seven Centuries" celebrates the romance of Radha and Krishna.

Keywords/Tags:
landscape; vegetation; architecture; costume; woman

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