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Marriage procession in a bazaar

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  • Description

    A princely bridegroom on a horse is escorted to his wedding by riders, attendants and musicians. Painted by a Mughal-trained master working at the Hill court of Mandi, this procession scene gives an unusually vivid view of a prosperous 17th century bazaar. The shops sell brass vessels, pan (betel-leaf), sweets, glass or ceramic flasks and vases, knives, daggers and sword-hilts, textiles, and grains and pulses.

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    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Mandi (place of creation)
    1640 - 1650
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    frame 47.5 x 64 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 35 x 52 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 21 April-22 August 1982, The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule, Robert Skelton, ed. (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982), no. 160 on p. 64, p. 31, illus. p. 63 fig. 4

    London: National Portrait Gallery, 19 October 1990-17 March 1991, The Raj: India and the British, 1600-1947, C. A. Bayly, ed. (London: National Portrait Gallery Publications, 1990), no. 26 on p. 52, illus. p. 52 fig. 26

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 49 on p. 122, p. 18, illus. pp. 2 & 123

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