Women by a Garden Pool Artist: Unknown


Asian Art

Not on view

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.


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)

Credit Line

The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald

Accession Number



Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Vera M. MacDonald and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., by 2001; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works)


garden pool women

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