Rajasthani Maharaja & Elephant
- Subject: Rajasthani Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Faux (synthetic) ivory (unframed)
- Size: 4 in. wide and 6 in. tall (10 cms X 15 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Add a new dimension to your decor with the rich craftsmanship of this traditional ethnic Indian Rajasthani artwork.
Outstanding elephants were highly prized by the Rajasthan rulers and are often mentioned in their memoirs or imperial histories. Portraits of these animals were also often commissioned.
The wonderful painting depicts a ceremonial procession of an Indian Maharaja (king) borne on an elephant throne and adornments. The physical power and presence of the animal exalted the ruler’s status in both the earthly and spiritual contexts. He sits, shaded by an umbrella, in a sumptuous howdah (saddle) on an elephant lavishly adorned with jewelry and rich textiles while an attendant waves a ceremonial fly whisk around him.
A beautiful Rajasthani piece of artwork for your decor. Buy it today and bring home a conversation piece to share.
NOTE: Faux (or artificial) ivory, on which this artwork has been done, is a special polymer clay with the characteristics of real ivory. Faux ivory sheets have a natural ivory grain pattern and are used for painting, molding and carving. An environmentally friendly alternative to real ivory.