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Ladies Being Entertained on a Terrace, 18th century

Unknown (Indian, Deccan, Shorapur - 18th century)

opaque watercolour on light board
25.4 x 20.1 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23576)

The cloistered women of a princely family while away the day in zenana, the apartments reserved for women. Here they are shown as they listen to the sounds of a woman playing the sitar, at left, and a dancer, in the background.

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