A Bejewelled Maiden with a Parakeet

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper | 22.2cm | c. 1670-1700

Unknown Artist

This young beauty seen through a cusped arch has been idealized as the daughter of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The convention of a woman holding a parakeet is seen in Deccan painting and textiles and is also known from a long standing tradition in ...
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