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Camels with curtained seats for ladies (top right), Dancing girls with musicians (bottom right)

Camels with curtained seats for ladies (top right), Dancing girls with musicians (bottom right)

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 69v-70

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[Camels with canopied seats.]
Mode of conveying Females on a long journey or through arid countries.
[Dancers and musicians.]
Inscribed: nacha-i tava’if.
Nautch or Dancing Girls.

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