An illustration from an erotic series
Malwa, circa 1675-1700
Opaque watercolor on paper; the couple embrace on a red bed within a blue walled chamber. A small tasseled cushion and textiles draped across the foot of the bed flank the couple, while a gold pan box and gold water bottle are set on the floor. The red niche door and three turrets on the upper pavilion divide the scene from the black night sky above and a floral register at the bottom.
Folio: 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (22.2 x 15.8 cm.)