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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1967.22
Title
Reclining Noblewoman with falcon and attendant
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Kashmir, Basohli
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216299
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Basohli Style
Dimensions
folio: max. 11.2 x 16 cm (4 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund
Accession Year
1967
Object Number
1967.22
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Reclining on a white daybed with an orange skirt is a noblewoman. She leans on a cylindrical red cushions with white dots. Her left arm, outstretched, holds the ends of jess strings that lead to the feet of a white falcon. The bird of prey is perched on the noblewoman’s gloved right hand. She wears a brown cropped top and blue and green striped trousers. A translucent skirt with black trim covers her trousers. She and her female attendant, who stands on the left holding up a cup, are richly bedecked in jewelry, much of it composed of pearls. Basohli Style
Exhibition History

Out of the Hills: Miniature Painting from Himalayan India, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/26/1984 - 07/08/1984

ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions , Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 04/04/2009 - 01/10/2010

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