Woman Smoking from a Bidri Huqqa

late 19th century

Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum
Hyderabad, India

Deccan miniature painting of a woman smoking from a Bidri huqqa pipe, framed in double glass in Deccan style with a specimen of calligraphy behind the painting. Creeper design in gold in the margin. The lady seated on a carpet enjoying huqqa pipe with her left hand with her right hand on a pillow. Spittoons, betel box and flower pot are before her. Fountain and flower plants in the foreground. Building, plants, trees and birds in the background. Plain golden band around the painting.


  • Title: Woman Smoking from a Bidri Huqqa
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
  • Width: 14.7 cm
  • Province: Deccan Region, India
  • Length: Aftaba or ewer
  • Current Location: Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

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