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  • Place of origin:

    Basohli (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a standing nobleman with a lady holding a mirror, he wears predominantly white pagri and jama and blue paijama underneath, and stands on the threshold of a chamber, with his hands resting on the hilts of his katar and talwar. Inside the chamber, with pinkish-grey interior, a lady in red choli and green skirt sits on a hexagonal silver seat with legs, holding up a small hand-mirror in her hennaed hand and gazing downwards. Red and green drapes hang above and at each side. There is a yellow margin on three sides and n border. The scene is perhaps a ragamala subject, but has not been identified. The painting may be related to Basohli work of ca. 1700, with a strong additional external influence.

Place of Origin

Basohli (made)


ca. 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 330 mm Image within innermost painted borders, Width: 189 mm Image within innermost painted borders, Height: 183 mm maximum, Width: 154 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, standing nobleman, lady holding mirror, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Basohli, ca. 1700


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold



Subjects depicted

Woman; Noble; Mirror


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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