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This painting was chosen
77%
of the time over other paintings.

Women slightly favor this painting. Jump to graph

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Caption: Lady with a Yo-yo Northern India (Rajashtan, Bundi or Kota), ca. 1770 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 9 1/4 x 6 3/16 in. (23.5 x 15.7 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of Alan Kirschbaum, 80.268.1

Label: This painting belongs to the extensive genre of paintings depicting lonely women who must amuse themselves while their lovers are away. It shows a woman playing with a string toy that is similar, but not identical, to a Western yo-yo. She stands on a low stool, which serves as a pedestal, inviting us to admire the beauty of the subject. The servant standing behind her is probably a woman (judging by the thin veil over her shoulders and her hennaed feet), although she is dressed in the turban and long coat (jama) of a man. She holds a peacock-feather fan that she can use to create breezes as well as to shoo away insects.

Biggest Reactions

These groups differed the most from the average rating

55-64 y.o. women with "some experience" 35-44 y.o. women with "more than a little experience" 55-64 y.o. women with "above average experience" 25-34 y.o. men with "no experience" 25-34 y.o. men with "some experience"
Liked this painting:
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Preferred others:      
-7%
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Experience

Not so much Some More than a little Above average Expert
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Preferred others:
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Age

0-17 * 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+ *
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Preferred others:  
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Gender

Women slightly favor this painting.

Women Men
Liked this painting:
+2%
 
Preferred others:  
-5%

* We have low confidence in this metric because relatively few people in this group (less than 50) rated this object.

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