Gum tempera and gold on paper
Image: 17.6 x 28.5 cm (6 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Page: 20.2 x 31 cm (7 15/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.94
The groom with the horse bows his head in sorrow.
Raja Bikramaditya is dressed in the popular fashion of Pahari kings of the 1600s. Kandala’s corpse is supported by three women who rush to attend to her. She is wrapped in pure white, as is the custom in India. The scene is set at night with a star-studded sky.
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