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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.16
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Seated Rajput Noblewoman with Attendant
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
Late 18th - early 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Uniara
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217788
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper; Rajput Style
Dimensions
21 x 14.8 cm (8 1/4 x 5 13/16 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
2009.202.16
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Seated against a large, cylindrical cushion is a Rajput noblewoman, facing right. She peers from the shawl that covers her head, her left hand holding the edge away from her face. Her right hand reaches out to her extended right foot. She is adorned with bracelets, anklets, earrings, a head ornament, and a nose ring. In front of her are two flasks, a tray holding food, a box with its lid propped against it, a pair of sandals, and another tray on the far right. On the left from behind a partition is a female attendant. She carries a scarf in her right hand while holds up a peacock feather fan in her left. Both accoutrements signify the seated woman’s elevated status. Rajput Style.

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