Portrait of a Rajput Noble - 2006.118.21_1


Portrait of a Rajput Noble

Maker: Mughal artist or Jodhpur artist in Mughal style
Medium:watercolour and ink on paper
Geography: Nagaur (Marwar), Rajasthan, India
Date: c. 1645
22.06 x 13.05 cm
Object number: 2006.118.21
Credit Line: Gift of Marianne Weil.Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels
Not on view

Noble standing facing left, wearing a turban and a jama, pearl and likely emerald necklace, hands resting on hilt of dagger (katar) with blue scabbard, and sword with red scabbard hanging from his belt. This image is an example of the Mughal-influenced Jodhpur style. In the 17th century, Jodhpur court artists took an interest in Mughal painting that emphasized naturalism and a likeness of the sitter.

Inscription in devanatari on the back: "nagaurmebanai shariha 13/ rupya" (made in Nagaur 13/ rupess)

South Asia
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