Illustration from a Nayika series: Abhisarika Nayika
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 19th century
In the dark of night under black clouds and lightening the nayika hurries to her tryst, her distracted state allows her to walk past snakes and drop her precious jewelry.
image: 7 x 3 ¼ in. (18 x 3.5 cm), folio: 11 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (28.5 x 21.5 cm)