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Asian Art

Women by a Garden Pool

1780–90

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

without mounting: 8 3/8 × 7 7/8 in. (21.2 × 20 cm) with mounting: 15 11/16 × 14 1/16 in. (39.8 × 35.7 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.24
Scenes of scantily clad or nude women were popular in the court at Jodhpur in the second half of the eighteenth century. Seated on either side of a fountain, the two women in this image are adorned with gold jewelry and have marks on their heads that indicate their devotion to the Hindu god Shiva.
Geography: 
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
India, Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass. to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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