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1,386 objects
S2018.1.65

Devi Tripurasundari, folio from a Mahavidya series

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Seated on the pale white naked body of Shiva, the four-armed black skinned Devi holds a whisk, scissors, gold lota and white cup. She is clad in conventional skirt and top and a transparent shawl and wears a golden crown and lavish jewels. The couple are set on a raised marble platform with a canopy …

S2018.1.23

An elephant runs amok

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Numerous attendants using firecrackers attempt to control a chained elephant. His mahout grips the elephant with his feet and hands as his hair sticks out in fright.

S2018.1.59

The Darbar of Maharaja Bakhat Singh

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Darbar of Mirza Maharao Lakhpatiji of Kutch (r. 1741-1760) and Raja Bakhat Singh of Marwar-Nagaur (b.1706, ruled Nagaur 1725-50; Jodhpur.1751-2)