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Opaque pigments on paper.
The lady seated on a Golden throne attaching her earrings with the aid of a mirror, with attendants and musician on an open veranda of a palace, green parrots above and roosters in the foreground, an inscription at top.
26 by 16.5 cm.
In the bilaval ragini, a woman traditionally dons eight types of auspicious ornaments in preparation for her husband's arrival. Most paintings of this subject depict the woman attaching her earrings (see K. Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, 1973, p. 59, fig C17 and p. 155, fig. 8).