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Maharana Amar Singh hunting sarus crane

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  • Description

    Amar Singh’s hawking expedition is shown in consecutive scenes. On the left, his huntsmen point out a group of sarus cranes near a river. The royal hawk is released, pursues the flock and brings down a crane in the right corner. The huntsmen congratulate the Maharana as he inspects the kill. In the background villagers and their animals are seen in the fields.

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    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Udaipur (place of creation)
    c. 1700
    Associated people
    Amar Singh, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1698 - 1710) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 42.8 x 54.8 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 33.5 x 45.5 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 99 on p. 232, pp. 20, 216, & 234, illus. p. 233

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