Nayika who casts away her jewelsArtist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Datelate 18th centuryMedium & Supportink, watercolor, and gold on paperDimensions
10 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in (26.35 cm x 18.73 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in (26.04 cm x 18.73 cm)Credit LineGift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionSubject matter
The central female figure is Vipralabdha Nayika, one of eight romantic heroines in various states of a relationship. The Vipralabdha Nayika is one who is deceived by her lover. In this painting, she throws away her jewelry as a response to a missed meeting with her lover. Physical Description
The painting depicts a scene at night with a panel of text at the top. A central female figure sits on a rectangular carpet gazing upwardly at a male face. Three female attendants are standing beside her. A moon shines in the background. Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object TypeminiatureCollection AreaAsianRights
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