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Illustration of an Indian woman holding a flower
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Paintings of Krishna and the gopis and a green bee-eater.

c. 1650-1780

RCIN 1005069.av

Folio 47


Krishna hides in a leafy bower, late 18th century.

A companion painting to that on the opposite folio (46v) by the same artist, Krishna sits in a leafy bower playing hide and seek with a lady, possibly Radha, who walks away covering her eyes. In the foreground, three ladies sit and converse under another bower. The image has been cropped from a much larger painting cutting out all but a corner of the roof of a pavilion on the right.


Green bee-eater, 17th century.

Painting of a slender green bee-eater, or merops orientalis beludschicus,standing on a red falcon perch against a plain background. A thin red cord is attached to both legs. Patches of grass and streaks of sky have been thinly painted above and below.

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