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A Prince Smoking a Huqqa

c. 1700-1725
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
In 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. ...

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