Indian and Himalayan Art
A Prince Smoking a HuqqaMade in Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia
Possibly made in Mankot, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, India
Opaque watercolor, gold and silver-colored paint on paper
Currently not on view
2004-149-34125th Anniversary Acquisition. Alvin O. Bellak Collection, 2004
LabelIn this portrait from the foothills of the Himalayas, a woven cotton textile, rather than a wool pile carpet, provides the rich floral ground on which a prince kneels while smoking tobacco from a huqqa. The royal figure occupies the central fields of both the textile and the painting, while the two servants are relegated to the borders.