Unfaithful wife being punished, a theme occurring sometimes also in miniature painting, seems to be this painting’s subject. Right or wrong, in some societies, a suspicious husband could punish his wife as and when he liked. Medieval Bengali society was the foremost in inflicting atrocities against women and the same its folk art often painted. Style of costumes of both, wife and husband, are typically Bengali.


  • Title: Unfaithful wife
  • Creator: unknown
  • Location: Bengal
  • Physical Dimensions: Paper, 27 X 34.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Bengal School
  • Type: Painting

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