<em>Maharana Sangram Singh of Mewar Riding in an Elephant Procession</em>, ca. 1730-40. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 13 7/8 x 19 13/16 in. (35.2 x 50.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 2007.30 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.30_PS2.jpg)

Maharana Sangram Singh of Mewar Riding in an Elephant Procession

Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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Dates:ca. 1730-40

Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 19 13/16 in. (35.2 x 50.3 cm)

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Accession Number: 2007.30

Image: 2007.30_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Maharana Jagat Singh (with a dark beard, holding a gold elephant goad) rides in a procession of elephants, surrounded by courtiers. The Maharana is followed by bearers of a chauri (fly whisk) and a parade standard in the form of a solar emblem. Attendants or soldiers walk before the Maharana, carrying various weapons. Portraits of rulers and their entourage in procession were relatively common in 18th-century Mewari painting, but processions in which all the courtiers ride elephants are extremely rare. This image must represent a specific procession and/or a special occasion.

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