A Woman Worshipping the Rising Sun (Surya Puja)

Adorned with a full complement of jewelry, but wearing only a transparent orange lower garment, a royal woman has laid her costly garments nearby. She offers water to the rising sun; poured from a gold pitcher, the water splashes down the steps of the platform. The gold and radiant sun emerges from behind the rocky hills populated with lion, boar, and deer.

Gum tempera and gold on paper


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attributed to Chokha

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Cleveland Museum of Art

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