I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.
Kotah style, Rajasthan, early nineteenth century.
"The Prince enjoys five of his women at once, two with his hands, two with his feet, and one with his sexual organ. This motif was very common in Indian erotic art from at least the ninth century AD and probably earlier. It represents an ideal situation in the polygamous royal household, illustrating something of what is implied [by a well known description of Ravana’s harem in the Ramayana, one of the two great early epic poems of India written between the sixth and third centuries BC.] In the Kama Sutra this is called ‘Bull Among Cows.’”
Text and photo from Philip Rawson’s Erotic Art of India (1977)
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