The ‘Collections’ or Image Gallery of the The Virtual Museum of 'Images' allows browsing through the images from the visual archives of the Center for Art & Archaeology and other contributing museums and private collections.
The woman braves the terrors of a dark and stormy night in order to meet her lover, and her broken ornaments lie on the ground near the threatening snakes. The painting is 'Pahari', or from the Punjab Hills. Pahari artists often depicted the theme of eight nayikas, showing ladies in different states of love and their behaviour. This nayika is called Abhisarika or 'fearless'. Guler, c.1760. Click & enlarge for image's detail: http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2014/HC/2014HC2435_2500.jpg