The Splendor of a Rajput Procession
- Subject: Rajasthani Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Silk (unframed)
- Size: 10 in. wide & 7.5 in. tall. (25.5 cms X 19 cms)
- Age: Modern handmade art
- Country of origin: India
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You will love this beautiful watercolor painting with all the festivities of a royal Rajput procession. It depicts the Maharana of Udaipur and his nobles and their various pack animals. The painting is set against a beautiful backdrop of the City Palace, Udaipur. The Lake Palace, built on an island in Lake Pichola, is shown in the background.
The secular and sacred power of an Indian king was expressed most spectacularly in the grand public processions that celebrated royal events and religious festivities. Riding a richly caparisoned elephant or horse, the ruler was lavishly dressed and jeweled and surrounded by attendants bearing symbolic attributes of kingship: a royal parasol, chauri, dancing girls, fans and staffs of authority.
The vision of a king in all his splendour was believed to be auspicious. It was central to the concept of darshan, the propitious act of seeing and being seen by a superior being, whether a god or a king. Although originally a Hindu notion, the idea of darshan became an integral aspect of kingship throughout the subcontinent.
This art is full of grandeur, color and vigor and will indeed be a brilliant piece of Rajasthani artwork for your decor or display. Buy it today and be part of the pomp and show of the past.