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The Splendor of Wall Paintings in Bundi

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Fig. 5: Woman with a Pet Bird, from the Chitra Mahal, p. 71 and front cover: Scenes of women at leisure are found throughout the Chitra Mahal. Unlike the Badal Mahal, where hunting and other male activities dominate, the profusion of images appealing to woman in the Chitra Mahal suggest that - at least by the time of the latest paintings – it was a space used primarily by women of the court.

Photographs by Hilde Lauwert, caption text by Milo C. Beach.