A Musician Charms a Mrig (Antelope)
India (Rajasthan, Kota)
Ink and opaque watercolor on cloth
9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.1 x 19.7 cm)
Friends of Asian Art, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saul Gift, by exchange, 2001
In the foreground, a female musician sits before a hunting tower playing a sitar, while an antelope stands transfixed before her by the music. From the turret of the tower, Krishna gestures toward a leopard retreating over the horizon. The scene is in a typical Rajasthan rocky landscape filled with stunted trees, a favored setting for Kota court paintings.