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Noblewoman at a Jharokha Window Holding a Rose, from a Portraits of Women series

c. 1730
Page: 28 x 25.2 cm (11 x 9 15/16 in.); Miniature: 24.8 x 21.6 cm (9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.)
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The carpet is patterned with roses to match the flowers she holds.

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The term jaharoka refers to a window where royalty present themselves to the public. Her jharoka is framed with a cusped arch and floral pattern. A carpet is placed over the baluster to mark the importance of the window. This royal woman holds a rose sprig in her right hand and a blossom in her left.
Noblewoman at a Jharokha Window Holding a Rose, from a Portraits of Women series

Noblewoman at a Jharokha Window Holding a Rose, from a Portraits of Women series

c. 1730

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Sawar

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