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The Enigmatic Image:
Curious Subjects in Indian Art

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Fig. 18.
European Man Bitten by a Snake (top), Courtesan (?) (bottom)
India, Rajasthan, Mewar, c. 1760-1775
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; border: gilt paper with gesso relief decoration
Images: 4 1/2 x 3 3/16 in. (11.43 x 8.09 cm);
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 4 in. (24.76 x 10.16 cm)

Gift of Anna Bing Arnold
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.87.159.1ab.
Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.