A maharaja instructs his minister, who bows respectfully and gestures, holding the edge of his muslin scarf. Four courtiers stand attentively. On a brilliant cinnabar red terrace and arched white marble architecture. Black foliate-design inner borders with red outer borders with white ruled lines.
Very good overall condition, as viewed.Very minor flaking and light toning- otherwise in very good condition. Verso: Backed with old paper with blue ink notation (scratched out). lightly sketched circular shapes visible. Numbers inscribed. Conservator's hinging tape applied in spots. Conservation framed.
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