A PRINCESS AND HER SAKHI EXCHANGE FLOWER BLOSSOMS
A nayika (heroine) holding the stem of a hookah, exchanges blossoms with her sakhi (confidante) within the walled confines of the zenana - as female musicians and handmaidens look on.
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 in., 20.7 by 14 cm
folio: 10 by 7 1/2 in., 25.3 by 19 cm
INDIA, PAHARI, POSSIBLY KULU, CIRCA 1800