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A Woman Worshipping the Rising Sun (Surya Puja)

c. 1810

attributed to Chokha

(Indian, active c. 1799–1824)
Page: 23.8 x 17.1 cm (9 3/8 x 6 3/4 in.); Miniature: 20.3 x 13.3 cm (8 x 5 1/4 in.)
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Adorned with a full complement of jewelry, but wearing only a transparent orange lower garment, a royal woman has laid her costly garments nearby. She offers water to the rising sun; poured from a gold pitcher, the water splashes down the steps of the platform. The gold and radiant sun emerges from behind the rocky hills populated with lion, boar, and deer.
A Woman Worshipping the Rising Sun (Surya Puja)

A Woman Worshipping the Rising Sun (Surya Puja)

c. 1810


(Indian, active c. 1799–1824)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Devgarh

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