20 March 2008
A peacock hunter with his lady on a rainy evening
India, Hindur, mid-19th Century
The hunter wearing clothes made from peacock feathers, a dead bird around his neck and aiming his bow at another, his lady dressed in pink and gold carrying another bird, the gray skies with rain-filled clouds and golden ribbons of thunder, all in a floral blue border
Opaque pigments on wasli
10½ x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)
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Given the mood set by the weather and the presence of the wife with the hunter, this is most likely an illustration from a Ragamala series.
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