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A Raja Receives Homage Outside the City: Page from a Dispersed Manuscript

Date:
last quarter of the 17th century
Culture:
India (Punjab Hills, Bilaspur)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (22.5 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weiner, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.410.5
Not on view
This page from an unidentified Hindu chronicle of a king depicts a mountain city with typical multistoried hill architecture atop abstract mounds strewn with clumps of flowers. Outside the gates on the right is a Saivite shrine with a lingum covered by floral offerings to which a goat is led, probably for sacrifice. At the left, courtiers pay their respects to the king under a pavilion. The flat treatment of space; the thin beige, green, and blue coloring; and the influence of seventeenth-century Moghul painting are characteristic of this series.
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