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Abhisarika Nayika

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About the painting:

Heroine Rushing to Her Lover (Abhisarika Nayika )
Indian, Pahari, late 18th century
Attributed to: The Family of Nainsukh

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.)
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

A woman walks in a wooded area on a stormy night. She turns to look behind her. Two snakes at her feet raise their heads to stare at her. She is flanked by groups of trees; the one behind her (where she looks) consists of two trees that are embracing with their branches. The theme of Abhisarika Nayika depicts a woman who is willing to cross the wilderness at night in order to meet with her lover. The snakes represent the dangers she must brave in order to satisfy her desires, while the stormy weather and the embracing trees represent her passionate nature.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

5 thoughts on “Media Links Restored

  1. welcome back! this is a true labour of love. many thanks to all of you who make it possible to listen to so much wonderful music.

  2. WOW! painting is as beautifull and sensitive as Rag MIYAN KI MALLAHAR which fits into the mood of the painting.What a wonderful painting? Cogratulation for displaying such a rare and excellent painting.

    sensitive as Raga

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