Hero embracing heroine
Verse 70 from an illustrated manuscript of Amarushataka
This is one of the many paintings illustrating a hundred verses of the poet Amaru. They are written in Sanskrit and are known as the Amarushataka. Amaru composed these lyrics sometime during the late 7th or early 8th Century CE. These verses depict the expressions of love under various circumstances like quarrels, separation, reconciliation, and the reunion of lovers. The picturisation of the sentiments expressed in the lyrics is vivid and charming. The figures are set against a dark background of red, black or green.
Indian Miniature Paintings
Malwa, Central India
22.3x16.2 cms (without border)