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An image of recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait)
verso: (2 women) by Taurines studio
Alternate image of recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait)
verso: (2 women) by Taurines studio

Taurines studio

(1885 – 1902)

Title
recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait) verso: (2 women)
Place of origin
MumbaiMaharashtraIndia
Year
circa 1880s
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
albumen silver print; one leaf from an album
Dimensions

25.5 x 36.0 cm sheet

Credit
Gift of Jim Masselos 2011
Accession number
375.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

'Nautch girls' are dancers who are entertainers (as opposed to temple dancers who perform at Hindu temples to please deities). Here, the women pose for the picture on a porch. This photograph was produced by Taurines Studios, a commercial entity based in Bombay from 1885 to 1902.