Sitting in a garden planted with banana trees and blossoming jasmine plants, a young woman examines her reflection in a mirror. While this painting may appear to depict a generic palace scene, it likely belongs to a set of paintings depicting musical modes. The mode Vilaval is a tune meant to be performed in the morning during the spring season, and is expressed in images of a woman with two attendants, beautifying herself for her lover’s arrival.
- Marika Sardar
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