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Equestrian portrait of a Sikh ruler

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Inscription

Color notations throughout drawing in devanagari: Background: asemani, horse: sedali, tunic: suped, saddle: suna, blanket: sundhura, pants: kirama.

Provenance

Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased from Ananda Coomaraswamy in 1917. Purchased in India prior to 1916.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1859

Object Place

possibly Patiala, Punjab Plains, Northern India

Dimensions

27.5 x 21 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2699

Medium or Technique

Ink and light color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors