Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Image: 14.9 x 10.1 cm (5 7/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 24 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.91
Erotic metaphors in visual poetry: bees fly to blossoms as rain clouds approach.
The grape-laden vine intertwined around the tree is a poetic visual metaphor for the lovers in close embrace beneath it. The attendant with a fan looks away as the lady on the man’s lap receives a kiss and raises a cup of wine. The sumptuous carpet and bolster patterns have been wrought with the detail and care for which Mughal artists are renowned.
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