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A noble, probably Raja Gaur Sen, receives another noble

December 31, 1699
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

A noble, probably Raja Gaur Sen, receives another noble



A noble, probably Raja Gaur Sen, receives another noble c. 1700-20 Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Mandi Color on paper Page: 19.8 x 14.8 cm (7 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.); Image: 16.4 x 14.8 cm (6 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.) Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.99 DID YOU KNOW? The man in mauve robe wears a Mughal sash bearing embroidered flowering plants. DESCRIPTION Two nobles dressed in royal apparel greet each other. The man in a pine green jama folds his hands in supplication to the one clad in a mauve robe. The man on the left is probably a raja, as he adorns his turban with a royal plume and raises his hand to bless the other. INSCRIPTION 18 INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION [Number] 18 PROVENANCE ?-2018 Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, partial sale and gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art 2018- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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