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Portrait of a Woman

December 31, 1674
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Portrait of a Woman



Portrait of a Woman c 1675-1700 Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Image: 16.2 x 8.3 cm (6 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Paper: 41.6 x 27 cm (16 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.) Gift of Flora D. Glass and Elwood G. Glass, Jr. 1987.1110 DESCRIPTION The royal court at Bikaner included Muslim women. This royal woman wears a white cloak covered with a repeating gilded leaf pattern and a screen sewn in at the forehead. When the cloak is pulled over her face for added modesty, she looks out through the screen. EXHIBITION HISTORY Indian Gallery 242 Rotation – April-November 2018. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (April 2-November 18, 2018). Paintings of Bikaner – Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 7, 2019-April 5, 2020).

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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