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Prince with Two Ladies and a Female Musician, c. 1725

Unknown (Indian, later Mughal - c. 1725)

opaque watercolour on paper with gold-decorated and ruled borders, laid on gold-speckled board
29 x 23 cm; image: 15 x 9 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23566r)

The musician plays the "vina", shown here with some precision. One can see the long fingerboard with strings end to end and, at the extremities, the two resonant amplifiers made of hollow gourds.




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