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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1958.119
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Drawing of Two Rajput Nobleman Hunting Blackbuck
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
late 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216304
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style
Dimensions
20.2 x 32.1 cm (7 15/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. William G. Archer
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
1958.119
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing depicts two Rajput nobleman mounted on caparisoned and galloping horses. The hunters both are bearded and wear turbans, an earring, an armlet, robes (jamas), and waist sashes (patkas). Tucked into the waist sashes are daggers with pistol-shaped hilts. They both wield long spears in their right hands. The one on the left also has a large black shield (dhal) hanging from his back. Sprinting at the bottom of the page are a female and male blackbuck, the latter distinguished by the distinct black, spiraled horns. Rajput Style.

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