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Harem scene
Title Harem scene
Accession Number R.625
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Decorative Art
Main Material Gouache on paper
Country Deccani
Provenance Deccani
School Painting
Period / Year of Work Late 17th Century C.E.
Dimensions L. 15.8 cm. B.11.8 cm.
Brief Description The painting shows a royal couple passing their time on the palace courtier in the company of their pet cat, a buck and a maid. They are seated on carpet enjoying wine in open air. Seated against a brocade bolster, her left hand resting on a small cushion, an attitude commonly depicted in the Deccani paintings of the last quarter of the 17th century. Bedecked with royal jewellery, they wear brocade dresses.