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Fragment with two female dancers, their heads turned to their left, heads raised upwards and eyes fixed on a certain point nearby. Kotah, circa 1720-30. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli, since laid down on later wasli. Fragment (max.)15.3 x 15cm; later wasli 16.5 x 16cm.

Provenance: Dr Alice Boner, artist and Indologist (1889-1991). After spending many years in India in 1969 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich in recognition of her academic contributions and publications relating to the arts of India. In 1974 she was received Padma Bhushan, amongst the most highly prestigious civil awards in India.

Note: uppermost image shows mount/matt (to be included in the sale) which was most likely fitted by Dr Boner.

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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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