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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:The Beloved’s Diamond-studded Forehead Ornament (Bindi) Intensifies her Pleasure, illustration from a dispersed manuscript of the Satsai (700 verses) of Biharilal (1595–1663)
Date Made:ca. 1775
Type:Painting
Materials:Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Place Made:India; Madhya Pradesh, Datia, Bundelkhand court
Measurements:sheet: 8 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 23.495 cm; image: 8 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 23.495 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 2007.4.2
Credit Line:Bequest of John Kenneth Galbraith
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
black painted frame with text around image of white terrace with dark sky and trees in background, door on left and small outdoor structure at right, two women stand at left one pointing to a woman seated on pillows at right wearing a transparent veil on her head, Krishna is portrayed as a voyeur in the night sky at the upper right over the trees

Tags:
exterior; vegetation; architecture; women; costume; royalty

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