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A Lady Playing the Tanpura Date: ca. 1735 Culture: India (Rajasthan, Kishangarh) Medium: Ink, opaque and transparent watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (47 x 33.7 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1996 Accession Number: 1996.100.1

ca. 1740. A woman flying a Kite. from the kingdom of either Bikaner or Jodhpur in present-day Rajasthan, India. This form is known as a Nazar painting, meaning it was presented to the maharaja on a special occasion. opaque watercolor on paper, 573 x 421 mm, © V&A

A PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR AWRANGZEB (R.1658-1707), INDIA, MUGHAL, CIRCA 1670. Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting Awrangzeb wearing a jewelled red and gold turban, gold floral patka, holding a fly whisk and sword, a halo around his head, with a jewelled katar secured in his belt, laid down on an album page with leafy outer margins set with applied foliate cartouches in different colours, the reverse with a text box with 13 lines of elegant nasta'liq script in black

Exquisite Pietra Dura Inlay-work on Marble with Precious Gemstones, Jaipur City Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. https://www.flickr.com/photos/301202/5014407745/

A Lady with Flower and Fly Whisk, India, Mughal, c 1630...so delicate, it's really lovely!