The painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer. It depicts a European girl wearing an exotic dress, an oriental turban, and an large pearl earring.
The work is oil on canvas and is 44.5 cm high and 39 cm wide. It is signed “IVMeer” but not dated. It is estimated to have been painted around 1665. After the most recent restoration of the painting in 1994, the subtle color scheme and the intimacy of the girl’s gaze toward the viewer have been greatly enhanced.