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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.22
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Princely Lovers on a Daybed
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217622
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper; Rajput Style
Dimensions
24.5 x 16.7 cm (9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1976 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1976.
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
2009.202.22
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
On a terrace and under an awning, two lovers embrace each other on a daybed (charpoi). The male figure wears a turban, an earring, a long robe (jama), a waist sash (patka), bracelets, and an armlet. He supports his head with his right arm while his left wraps around the female figure and holds her right hand. The female figure wears a chaniya choli, which consists of a crop top and long skirt; a shawl covering her head, earrings, necklaces, and armlets. In front of the bed are trays of food, fruits, drinking flasks, and candles. Outside the enclosed terrace is a female attendant, crouching against the barrier. A crane stands near the entrance. The scene takes place at night, as denoted by the crescent moon in the sky. Rajput Style.

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