Dhanasri Ragini. Rajput, Provincial Mughal, 18th cent. In the absence of the beloved, the heroine is sadly leaning on a cushion, painting or writing on a tablet, while a friend, wearing a shawl, speaks to her (to console?).
Portrait of a Golconda Prince, ca. 1660–70. Islamic. Musée Guimet, Paris | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans