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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.154
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Palanquin or Sedan Chair
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217276
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
14.5 x 30.7 cm (5 11/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1973 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1973.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.154
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Filling the length of the paper is a large palanquin or sedan chair, which faces left. It has a green accordion hood that has been folded back. The top of the hood is bordered with yellow, perhaps suggesting gold material. The seat and the interior is painted burgundy. The chair have large gray and yellow tigers, the colors perhaps suggesting silver and gold respectively. They are seated with their front legs outstretched and sloping downward to the foot of the chair. The front paws touch the face of a large fish. The fish, which is on both sides, comprises the side panels of the front portion of the chair. The fish are large, yellow and gray, with their tails curving upward to the top. The base of the chair has four feet. There are two poles, on in the front and the other in the back. The back pole terminates into the head of a tiger or leopard. The terminus of the front pole is missing due to loss. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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