*"The Dance of the Apsaras," a relief from Bharhut, in the Indian Museum, Calcutta; a photogravure (1925)*

Source: ebay, June 2006

A dancing girl from Akbar's time

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=4457057&SE=CMWCAT03+253294+768619890+&QR=M+1+60+Aqc0000900+246917++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=61
(downloaded Mar. 2005)

"A Dancer Accompanied by Musicians. India, Mughal, late 16th Century. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, the central figures playing against a mountain backdrop set within a square with rectangular cartouche bearing a two column inscription in nastaliq, the album leaf painted with gold flowers; the reverse with two column inscription in a rectangular cartouche. Folio: 9¾ x 6¼ in. (24.8 x 15.9 cm.)."

*"A Popular Pleasure Pavilion," c.1750*, from the collection of the Walters Museum (*more information*)

Source: http://art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=7883
(downloaded Apr. 2011)

"Bayadere," from Marechal's 'Costumes of the World', 1782

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

*"Devedaschis," a German print, 1700's*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2009

"Dance of the Bayaderes," from 'Voyage aux Indes orientales' by Pierre Sonnerat, 1782

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

*Dancing girls and musicians from Madras, a drawing by Christopher Green, c.1800* (BL)

"A girl dancing the khuarwa," published in London, 1813

Source: ebay, Oct. 2004

"Danza delle Ram-genve ossieno Ballerine," by Giulio Ferrario, from Il Costume Antico et Moderno, 1828 edition; *a closer view*

Source: ebay,  June 2006

"Danza dei Ballerini delli Balok," by Giulio Ferrario, from Il Costume Antico et Moderno, 1828 edition; *a closer view*

Source: ebay, July 2006

"Devedassis or Bayaderes," by Frederic Shoberl, 'The World in Miniature: Hindoostan' (London: R. Ackerman, 1820's)

Source: ebay, Aug. 2005

"A Nautch Girl or public female singer of India," by Mrs. Belnos, London, c.1832

Source: ebay, Oct. 2004

"A Nautch," from 'Views in India, Saint Helena and Car Nicobar, drawn from nature and on stone by John Luard' (London: Dickinson, 1838)

Source: ebay, Dec. 2006

"Dancing girls of Pondicherry," from 'Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen der verschiedenen Rassen und Stamme nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und vorzuglichsten Originalien.', by Heinrich Rudolf Schinz, published in Basel by Honeggerschen Lithographischen Anstalt, 1836-45.

Source: ebay, Jan. 2012

*A Nautch in the Palace of the Ameer of Sind [1808], by Capt. Melville Grindlay, 1841*; [*Grindlay 1841*]

"Dancing Girls of the Punjab," a steel engraving, 1840's

Source: ebay,  Nov. 2005

*"A Hindoo Festival Dance" from Ballou's Pictorial, 1858*

Source: ebay, Jan. 2006

*"Indian Nautch," from the Illustrated Times, 1858*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2010

*"Dancing beggars of Southern India," an engraving, Illustrated London News, 1863*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

See also the *MELA, or festival* page, which shows many images of dancing girls

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