Keywords: Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection

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S2018.1.19

Diwan Nawal Singh, Prime Minister of Datia

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.1.19

Dressed in an ink blue jama and a rich orange turban with a matching wave-patterned (leheriya) sash (patka), Nawal Singh sits beneath a cool white canopy. An enormous amber-colored bolster with gold leaf-shaped motifs supports him. Suitable to his status, attendants wait on him and one waves a peacock feathered fly-whisk (morchal), a symbol of …