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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.233
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Equestrian Portrait with Gun and Sword
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1966
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/213394
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Rajput Style, Mewar School
Dimensions
26 x 20 cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Language: Hindi
    Script: Devanagari
    Square on left: Dated: 2123 VS (1966 A.D)
    Square on right: Shri Suratkhana 126
    [The] Painting Atelier, 126
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of James E. Robinson III in honor of Stuart Cary Welch and Alve John Erickson
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.233
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The painting in Jaipur Style depicts Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh (1834-80) of Jaipur, mounted on a brown, caparisoned horse. He wears a white robe (jama), a turban, and jewelry, with a sword hanging from his waist. He also carries a gun over his right shoulder.

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