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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.2 x 10.1 cm (2 7/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.171.b
Pink sandstone was a favored building material around the region of Delhi and Agra in northern India.
Khujasta stands in front of a porch with a blue arabesque carpet and footed bed. The empty bed speaks to her loneliness and longing for a lover. She is dressed as an Indian woman, with backless blouse, orange wrapped skirt, and a long sash. The pompom fringe of her translucent, muslin stole stands out in a vertical row.
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