Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

c 1675–1700

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Image: 16.2 x 8.3 cm (6 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Paper: 41.6 x 27 cm (16 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Gift of Flora D. Glass and Elwood G. Glass, Jr. 1987.1110

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The royal court at Bikaner included Muslim women. This royal woman wears a white cloak covered with a repeating gilded leaf pattern and a screen sewn in at the forehead. When the cloak is pulled over her face for added modesty, she looks out through the screen.

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