Illustration to a ragamala series: Malavi ragini
Opaque watercolor on paper, Malwa, Central India, Circa 1690
Within a complex architectural setting the prince and his consort walk from the palace chamber to an outside bed. Various female attendants play music and prepare the setting for the lovers tryst. A lotus pond in foreground and formal gardens behind, all enclosed walls with forest outside with white doves in flight and perched in the trees, a dark-blue sky. The upper yellow register and red border with a devanagari inscription, partially effaced.
image: 13 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. (35 x 27.3 cm), folio: 16 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. (41.3 x 27.5 cm)