A Raja Receives Homage Outside the City: Page from a Dispersed Manuscript
last quarter of the 17th century
India (Punjab Hills, Bilaspur)
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (22.5 x 29.2 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weiner, 1975
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiener , New York (by 1975; given to MMA)
New York. International Center of Photography. "Through Indian Eyes," May 14, 1982–July 4, 1982.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," 1999–2000.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," November 20, 2007–March 16, 2008.