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Rajasthani Mewar Miniature

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1920: item # 388659

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Rajasthani Mewar Miniature
A synthesis of strong Mughal influence with the Mewar Rajasthani school of painting, this early 20th century miniature depicts a woman dressed in a filmy costume sitting on a balcony playing a string instrument. The peacock chair suggests a royal courtyard, which overlooks water flanked by white palaces with a green hill beyond. Small flowers and delicate Urdu calligraphy border the top and bottom of the scene. The work is done in natural pigments on an Urdu book page. The scene and its inner border are in good condition, with some small holes; the three-sided outer border shows paper discoloration in the areas without paint. Dimensions of full page: height 7-1/4" (18 cm), width 4" (10 cm). Dimensions of painted area: height 6-3/4" (17 cm), width 3-1/2" (9 cm). Dimensions of scene and inner border: height 5-3/8 (13 cm), width 3" (7-1/2 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM

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