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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.79
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Amorous Couple in a Terrace
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215388
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Pahari Style, Kangra School
Dimensions
folio: 21.2 x 15 cm (8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Kenneth Galbraith
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.79
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Set inside a white marbled terrace is an amorous couple. The terrace features rolled-up orange curtains and intricately-carved panels. There is a ewer, a large pot, and a tray of food. The couple reclines on a daybed. The female figure is propped on a green cushion. She wears a translucent shawl with gold trim that covers her head and wraps around her body to her upper thigh. Her breasts are exposed and she wears bracelets, anklets, armlets, necklaces, a nose ring, earrings, and head ornaments. Her toes and fingers are dyed red with henna. The male figure, resting on a gold cushion, wears an earring, necklaces, bracelets, armlets, and an orange turban. Pahari Style, Kangra School.

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