Self-Portrait in a Sanctuary
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This is a waist-length portrait of a young woman against the background of a Buddhist shrine. The sculpture of the sitting Buddha with a halo around the figure is depicted on the right. The woman is wearing an oriental headdress resembling a turban, from under which the ends of a white handkerchief and her hair are visible. She is dressed in a blue chitone and a red robe with wide sleeves. On her chest there is an emblem of the letter T with the inscription PM; above the emblem there is a precious transparent stone, around which the letters SSREDNJC are placed. In her left hand, she holds a lamp with a small flame. She screens it with her right hand. The work is rich in color with the dominant red, yellow, and blue tones.
At the bottom right there is an author's inscription "Luna Drexlerówna – 1923".