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A Portrait of Chand Bibi Hawking, India, Deccan, 18th century
ZU LOS SPRINGEN
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A Portrait of Chand Bibi Hawking, India, Deccan, 18th century
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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A Portrait of Chand Bibi Hawking, India, Deccan, 18th century
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a female figure on horseback riding through a landsape with a hawk on her gloved right hand, accompanied by a dog, laid down on an album page, borders ruled in red, black and gold, outer margins filled with leafy flowers in gold
leaf: 25.8 by 19.2cm. painting: 19.6 by 14.5cm.
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This is a traditional representation of Chand Bibi, the late sixteenth-century Queen of Ahmadnagar who defended her city against the Mughals (see Zebrowski 1983, p. 233).

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