A Heroine Waiting for Her Paramour: Vasakasajja Nayika, from a Nurpur Rasikapriya

Vasakasajja has been described as Nayika who arranges the bed for making love. She is seated on a bed of leaves by a pond, anxiously waiting for her lover. The painter has faithfully followed the poet’s description of the scene and depicted the fair-complexioned Nayika radiating against the otherwise dark surrounding, illuminating the tryst.

Gum tempera and gold on paper


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