| Surrounded by scent: Perfumery in the courtly cultures of early-modern South Asia

Two women sample perfumes, and a bowl of leaves holds flowers. Detail from Women Enjoying the River at the Forest’s Edge, Murshidabad or Lucknow, India, c. 18th century, Gum tempera on and gold on paper, 33.1 x 24.9 cm. Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Art.

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