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Maharaja and His Hunting Party Approach Blackbuck Deer

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The drawing depicts three men confronting a group of blackbuck deer. Two carry bows and arrows, while the third balances a large vessel on his head while holding a vina, a type of stringed instrument. Musicians accompanied royal hunt parties to stalk deer as well as to lure them with melodies. In the top left corner, a mounted maharaja approaches with the rest of his hunting party. Rajput Style, Kota School.
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art Stuart Cary Welch (by 1973 - 2008 ) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009 ) gift; to Harvard Art Museum. Notes: Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1973. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum The Stuart Cary Welch Collection Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Title: Maharaja and His Hunting Party Approach Blackbuck Deer
Description:
The drawing depicts three men confronting a group of blackbuck deer.
Two carry bows and arrows, while the third balances a large vessel on his head while holding a vina, a type of stringed instrument.
Musicians accompanied royal hunt parties to stalk deer as well as to lure them with melodies.
In the top left corner, a mounted maharaja approaches with the rest of his hunting party.
Rajput Style, Kota School.

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