A Bejewelled Maiden with a Parakeet. Object Name: Illustrated single work; Date: ca. 1670-1700; Geography: Country of Origin India, Golconda, Deccan;

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A Bejewelled Maiden with a Parakeet. Object Name: Illustrated single work; Date: ca. 1670-1700; Geography: Country Stock Photo
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A Bejewelled Maiden with a Parakeet. Object Name: Illustrated single work; Date: ca. 1670-1700; Geography: Country of Origin India, Golconda, Deccan;
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A Bejewelled Maiden with a Parakeet. Object Name: Illustrated single work; Date: ca. 1670-1700; Geography: Country of Origin India, Golconda, Deccan; Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Dimensions: Image:; Classification: Codices; Credit Line: Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 2011 / This young beauty seen through a cusped arch has been idealized as the daughter of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The convention of a woman holding a parakeet is seen in Deccan painting and textiles and is also known from a long standing tradition in Indian sculpture; here the prominent use of gold is typical of Deccan taste. The bird sits on the maiden´s henna-reddened fingers, each one of which is separately adorned by a diamond ring.; Inscription: Inscribed above in Persian: ´Portrait of Zeb al-Nisa, daughter of ´Alamgir´; Provenance: [ John Lawrence Fine Arts Inc., London, until 1990; sold to Polsky]; Cynthia Hazen Polsky, New York (1990-2011; gifted to MMA)