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Woman with a Turban Dressed as Radha

late 19th century
India (Rajasthan, Kishangarh)
Ink and wash on paper
Image (sight): 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. (34 x 21.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
This woman of the Kishangarh court is dressed as Radha, Krishna's lover. The elongated head and stylized eye are typical of a figural type that emerged in the Kishangarh court in the late eighteenth century. This drawing is the pendant to 2008.359.27.
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India ; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.

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