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Thakur Rajan Singh of a Thikana in Marwar

December 31, 1849
Marwar Court
Humayun II 1858-1877

Thakur Rajan Singh of a Thikana in Marwar



Gouache on paper 10 x 7.2 in. (25.4 x 18.3 cm.) Back: “Kan Rajan Singh Surat SinghotThakur nobles of Marwar had their portraits painted at various occasions in a comparatively folk style. Portrait of Thakur Rajan Singh (?) riding a horse shows him donning fine clothes, bejewelled turban, pearl necklaces and finely trimmed whiskers. He holds a long javelin and a sheathed sword as symbolic of his military endeavours. The chestnut horse’s trappings are modest but attractive including a line of spiky ornament which runs along its neck till its dumchi (strap tied around its tail), orange saddle cloth and a harla (or necklace) with silver totems embedded in it. The Thakur noble is accompanied by an attendant walking along the horse and holding a sheathed sword.


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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