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The sakhi, or confidante, addresses the nayika

  • Description

    In this further page from the same Malwa Rasikapriya series [see EA2012.200, EA2012.201], the nayika sits alone on a raised seat outside her pavilion, following her lover’s departure. The usual makara (crocodile) finial flaunts its flag above. Her chamber with its red interior is now empty except for the vacated bed and an animal-headed wall-hook for hanging clothes (such as her lover’s turban). The wide-eyed nayika has a pensive or troubled air. The sakhi perhaps addresses her with a consoling speech.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiacentral IndiaMadhya Pradesh Malwa (place of creation)
    c. 1640
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    20.9 x 17.8 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, 2012.
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