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Raja Ram Chand of Amber (r. 1667–88) Hunting Wild Boar

c. 1670
Miniature: 26 x 37.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.)
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The full moon with face evokes the dynasty’s name “Chand” or moon.


A Rajput king on a nocturnal hunt points his rifle toward three boars standing amid faint tufts of grass. The raja and his two attendants sit concealed behind a hunting blind, and we see their figures through a thin white screen that blends with the mists and sands in the milky moonlight. The raja, dressed in a green jama (long belted tunic), eyes his quarry intently, nearly ready to fire a bullet, and his attendants anxiously observe.
Raja Ram Chand of Amber (r. 1667–88) Hunting Wild Boar

Raja Ram Chand of Amber (r. 1667–88) Hunting Wild Boar

c. 1670

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber

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