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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.146
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Lady Reclining on Bench, Attended by Two Maidservants
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Bundi
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217272
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper; Rajput Style, Bundi School
Dimensions
11.7 x 14.3 cm (4 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.146
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
At the center of the page is a large bed on which a young female figure, most likely of nobility, reclines. She lays on her stomach, with her feet resting on a large cushion. She props her right arm on another large cushion. Her right hand holds the back of her head as she turns to face a maidservant who pours a drink from a flask into a tiny cup. Crouching next to the bench, near the front is another maidservant. In front of her is a plus-sign-shape, which signifies a pachisi board, popularly known in the West as “parcheesi”. A candle smolders at the front of the bench. Rajput Style, Bundi School.

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