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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.132
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Military Procession with Humans, Demons, and Animal-Headed Soldiers
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217654
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque white watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
13.7 x 19.8 cm (5 3/8 x 7 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
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
2009.202.132
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing features a large military procession of humans, demons, and animal-headed figures. They are mounted on either armored or unarmored horses, elephants, a camel, or on foot. On the left is a ruler, his status denoted by the large fan held above his head, as well as the black plume on his horse’s shaffron (horse head defense). The shaffron’s shape is intended to mimic an elephant’s head, in order to threaten and scare opponents. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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