Woman smoking a pipe; single-page painting mounted on an album folio. Woman holds pipe to her lips and sits bolstered by a pink cushion on a carpeted raised dais wearing a red top and flowing golden skirt. Adorned with a filmy golden shawl and bejeweled at hair, ears, neck and wrists. Middle ground features a tall white wall with a brown door; beyond the walls, leafy trees and bushes. Caption below image. Framed by a yellow border outlined in black; page cut before mounted into album. Album contains 67 Deccani paintings, mostly depictions of named individuals, along with some Hindu gods and goddesses. Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Album bound in blue-green leather and stamped with Sloane's gilded armorial on front and back cover.

An00030356 001 l

Thing

In Series
Persian Portraits, Etc.
Made Of
leather, paper
Type of Thing
painting, album
Subject
smoking
Techniques
painted, gilded

Place

Made In
Deccan

Time

Acquired In
1974
Made
17thC(late)
Period/Culture
Islamic

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