Here a prince is engaged in loveplay with a courtesan while another serves
them wine. The ambience fuels eroticism - lamp lit room, flowers, fruits and
free flowering wine and a large window opening to scenic beauty. The couple
is apparently distracted from their activity by she, who serves them wine
endlessly. Both look towards her, smiling, with no offence in their
Besides the main protagonists, the artist has not ignored other elements.
The architecture, the carvings, the wall mats and the drapery go to make an
interesting background. The foreground is not forgotten either: it is strewn
with bolsters, wine casket and cups, a hookah and other items to delight the
senses, the whole composition is bound within a floral border.
This description by Renu Rana.
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