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"A Gathering of Court Women", Folio from the Davis Album

Unknownearly 18th century

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

A rare glimpse into the lives of women at the court, this scene shows them reclining on textiles with Chinese-inspired phoenixes and clouds, eating pomegranates and peaches, and listening to the drum. The jewelry the women, and even the baby, wear adorns every limb with a sprinkling of pearls, rubies, and gold.

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  • Title: "A Gathering of Court Women", Folio from the Davis Album
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: early 18th century
  • Location: IN
  • Physical Dimensions: Image 6 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in
  • Type: Illustrated album leaf
  • Contributor: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
  • Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
  • Photography: Met Museum

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