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    Seated Princess with Attendant and Lion

    • Culture: Indian
    • Medium: Opaque watercolors on paper
    • Dates: ca. 1750
    • Dimensions: sheet: 8 15/16 x 5 9/16 in. (22.7 x 14.1 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 1991.181.4
    • Credit Line: Gift of Martha M. Green
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Indian. Seated Princess with Attendant and Lion, ca. 1750. Opaque watercolors on paper, sheet: 8 15/16 x 5 9/16 in. (22.7 x 14.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Martha M. Green, 1991.181.4
    • Image: overall, 1991.181.4_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Record Completeness: Adequate (52%)
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    Recent Comments
    09:59 03/9/2011
    Ah, this is the life, baby –
    endless days of idleness
    fanned by a loyal, obedient servant
    whose only object in life
    after her bodily functions
    is to fan her princess,
    and not forgetting a lion subdued
    for diversion;
    ah, to be seated one foot over the other
    an elegant seat fit for a princess
    (Oh, the luxury of it all –
    I don’t have to travel to exotic India –
    I am in India! I am India!)
    And to remark on the imperfection
    of the flowers that blossom
    or in a moment of boredom
    to practice a raga
    never mind one’s inability for one’s servant is most appreciative
    and the well-trained lion roars in unison
    Ah, baby - this is the life;
    I reap today and in this life
    the full benefits of my karma of past births…
    Come on, baby – bring it on!

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