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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.84
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Rajput Courtier Holding a Spear
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217683
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
14 x 12.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 15/16 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
2009.202.84
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The courtier stands in profile facing to the right. He wears a turban that is tied with a thick band, an earring, necklaces, and a jama (robe) with a short, pleated, and flared skirt. A punch dagger (katar) is tucked into a sash (patka) that encircles the courtier’s waist. He has a thick handlebar mustache and a prominent sideburns. His left arm is bent outward and his right hand holds a long spear horizontally. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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