Fragment of a Pichwai depicting a Gopi
The black ground fragment of a Pichwai depicting a standing Gopi, possibly formed border of a lager panel.
An elegantly dressed Gopi facing right resting her left hand on her waist and right hand raised. She is finely dressed in an orange sari a gold choli (bodice) and adorned with pearl embellished gold ornaments. The figure is framed by a cusped gold cartouche set within the floral borders-all rendered in gold and pink. This panel represents the luxuriant Deccani School of miniature paintings. The original Pichwai probably had a row of similar Gopis surrounding a central figure of Krishna.
Gift from Francesca Galloway, London.