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A Raja on horseback

  • Description

    In this page from an unidentified narrative series, a Raja with sword and shield sits on his mettlesome pink stallion and smokes a hookah held by a female attendant. A pair of peacocks, now mutilated, appear above. The scattered devanagari letters are meaningless and were apparently added by a later hand for writing practice.

    With its bold and rhythmical linear style, lively palette and exaggerated enlargement of the human eye, this particular folk style has been associated by Jagdish Mittal, an eminent Indian authority, with the Kutch region of Gujarat in Western India.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest India Gujarat (Kutch district) (place of creation)
    1750 - 1800
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    23.1 x 26.5 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, 2012.
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