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Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (reigned 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls Swinging at the Teej Festival

c. 1740
Painting: 29.9 x 19.4 cm (11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)
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A group of horses can be seen bathing in the pond.

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The festival of Teej is celebrated primarily by women in northern India and Nepal. The women sing and dance to welcome the monsoon season and observe fasts for the long life of their husbands. In the painting, two women can be seen playfully swinging on a tree branch while a group of women cheer for them.
Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (reigned 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls Swinging at the Teej Festival

Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (reigned 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls Swinging at the Teej Festival

c. 1740

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar region, Rajput kingdom of Jodhpur, court of Abhai Singh (reigned 1702–49)

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