A miniature by Kishangarh painter Yogya Pralash, this work, with the addition of a peacock at the lady's feet, becomes a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love. The peacock, national bird of India, figures importantly in Indian culture as an emblem to convey those sentiments. The musician's attire echoes the colors of the peacock's plumage and she plays a stringed instrument in a traditional pose found in miniatures from the Indian state of Rajasthan. This late 20th century painting, in very good condition, is done on heavy parchment. Two lines of calligraphy in Urdu appear above the painted area. Dimensions of parchment: height 8-1/4" (21 cm), width 5-1/4" (14 cm). Dimensions of painted area: 6" (15 cm), width 3-3/4" (10 cm).