Ladies Watching a Cockfight

Ladies Watching a Cockfight
Place Made:
India: Rajasthan, Bundi School
Date:
c. 1725
Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper 
Dimensions:
image: 10-1/4 x 7-1/4 in (26 x 18.4 cm); sheet: 11-7/8 x 9 in. (30.2 x 22.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Ramesh and Urmil Kapoor 
Accession Number:
P.2001.13.5 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

This picture offers a glimpse into private life in the zenana (ladies’ quarters) of a Rajput palace. Two elegant ladies and several maids while away the afternoon by conducting and watching a lively cockfight, a pastime most commonly favored by men.

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