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.)
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.
Location: not on view

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

The green pigment called verdigris has caused acid deterioration of the paper.


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

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.