Rana Amar Singh II (reigned 1698–1710) smoking a hookah

c. 1700
Overall: 23.8 x 20.3 cm (9 3/8 x 8 in.)
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The ruler of the Hindu kingdom in southern Rajasthan is depicted in the manner of a Mughal portrait. His muslin tunic is belted with a sash that has flowering plants embroidered on the border, which was popularized at the court of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Other Mughal characteristics include the color of the background and the flowering plants along the lower border. Sandalwood paste explains the dark areas around his chest and arms.
Rana Amar Singh II (reigned 1698–1710) smoking a hookah

Rana Amar Singh II (reigned 1698–1710) smoking a hookah

c. 1700

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar

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