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18th century (made)
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Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali. They hold flares in front of an elaborate firework in a tree-like form. Behind the lady on the right are two fenale servants, one of whom holds a purple and gold cushion. The scene takes place on a terrace beyond which is a river, trees and green countryside under a black sky.


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Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthan, 18th century
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali. They hold flares in front of an elaborate firework in a tree-like form. Behind the lady on the right are two fenale servants, one of whom holds a purple and gold cushion. The scene takes place on a terrace beyond which is a river, trees and green countryside under a black sky.
Dimensions
  • Height: 421mm
  • Width: 283mm
Content description
Rajasthani ladies lighting fireworks during Diwali. They hold flares in front of an elaborate firework in a tree-like form. Behind the lady on the right are two fenale servants, one of whom holds a purple and gold cushion. The scene takes place on a terrace beyond which is a river, trees and green countryside under a black sky.
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Accession Number
IM.104-1922

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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