May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

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

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

c. 1670

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Miniature: 26 x 37.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.169


Did you know?

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.

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