A painting of Entertainment on a Terrace
India, Rajasthan, 18th century
Depicting a king with his companion seated on a marble terrace
under the night sky, singers and musicians opposite and attendants
on both sides, a bed being prepared inside the palace and women
at the windows above, a lush green landscape and pink rocks in
the background, signed "Rafi' al-Din" at left of stairs
Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
11½ x 14 in. (29.2 x 35.5 cm.)
Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, before 2000
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Signed "Rafi' al-Din" below, left of the stairs.
Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection