This is a loosely painted rectangular, horizontal scene. The background is light brown paper. The first of the three female figures stands to our left in a bent-over position and has short black hair. The middle figure is crouching with an area of orange, likely a headscarf, on her head. There is an orange box-like object on a low table in front of her. She appears to be opening this object that has white objects floating out of it. The figure to our right is standing up straight with her left hand lifted to her face and is wearing a white flowing robe. She holds a parasol. There is a small pool of blue water beneath the figures on our left and areas of blue along the horizon.
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