London, South Kensington
3 May 2001
Preparations for a cremation
Kashmir or North India, 19th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, four ladies grieve around the shrouded body while an elderly noble receives a guest, holy men gather by the pyre on the banks of the river and in an upper chamber, city visible beyond, blue and gold meandering vine border, orange, white, gold and black ruled margins - 23 x 16cm.
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