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Ladies Watching a Cockfight, c. 1725

India: Rajasthan, Bundi School, 1700-1750
Opaque watercolor on paper
image: 10-1/4 x 7-1/4 in (26 x 18.4 cm); sheet: 11-7/8 x 9 in. (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Ramesh and Urmil Kapoor
P.2001.13.5
© Norton Simon Museum

On view

This picture offers a glimpse into private life in the zenana (ladies’ quarters) of a Rajput palace. Two elegant ladies and several maids while away the afternoon by conducting and watching a lively cockfight, a pastime most commonly favored by men.


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