Emaciated Horse and Rider

Not on view

Mystical interpretations about the yearnings of the soul have been ascribed to such striking images of mortification, which became an established genre in Indian painting in the seventeenth century. In some cases, the motif of an emaciated horse and rider was created through the use of pounced outlines, or charbas. Here, the application of marbling is typical of Deccan taste.

Emaciated Horse and Rider, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; marbleized paper

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