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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 14.3 x 10.1 cm (5 5/8 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.213.b
The planet Saturn, called Kaiwan, is often depicted in South Asian imagery with a staff.
Khurshid, kneeling on the right in the blue dress and orange cloak, has shaved her head and donned the robes of a holy man. A group of supplicants sit behind her. Below, the three men who wronged her seek cures for their ailments: Kaiwan holding a staff, has gone blind, Sharif has lost a hand to leprosy, and Latif has developed a palsy.
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