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Walters Ms. W.904, Single leaf of a pleasure pavilion
Single leaf of a pleasure pavilion
This single leaf shows a gathering of pleasure-seeking men outside a pavilion, where a number of women sit. The painting, which dates to the middle of the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE, was executed in northern India, possibly Lucknow. Some of the awaiting women drink wine while others attend to the hookahs. In the right corner, a man in yellow dress sits with betel quids, watching two men embroiled in a dispute, one with a dagger drawn. A second pair, at the far end and close to the pavilion, seems also to be enraged enough to draw blood. The rest wait in anticipation, smoking and conversing.
ca. 1163 AH / 1750 CE
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Foliation: Not applicable
25.1 cm wide by 33.3 cm high
- Title: A pleasure pavilion
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
Pal, Pratapaditya, and Hiram W. Woodward. Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. (London: Phillip Wilson, 2001), 170-171.
Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
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