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Maharao Chhatar Sal

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kota (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. T. G. Gayer-Anderson CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Maj. R. G. Gayer-Anderson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Maharao Chhatar Sal, ruler of Kota 1866-1869, with a green halo, is shown riding a garlanded horse, accompanied by girls and retainers bearing garlands. The procession is being held during the festival of Gangaur, which honours the gods Shiva and Parvati.

Place of Origin

Kota (made)


ca. 1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Kota ke maharay ji Sri Sataru Sal ji sayari gangor ka ganta ji jayani ki che'
'Maharao Sri Chhatar Sal of Kota on horseback celebrating the Gangaur festival'
Inscription; decoration; Rajasthani Hindi; Devanagari; In the upper border

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson collection

Descriptive line

Painting, Maharao Chhatar Sal of Kota in the Gangaur procession, opaque watercolour on paper, Kota, ca. 1870

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pps. 154-155
Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
Cat. no. 32, p. 56.
Archer, W.G. Indian Painting in Bundi and Kotah
p. 8 ill. detail
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Servants; Procession; Horse; Equestrian; Ruler; Celebration


Paintings; Royalty; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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