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MFAH: Peacock in the Desert, Hunt with Royal Women
Ali, Maharaja Takhat Singh on a Hunt with Royal Women (detail), Jodhpur, c. 1853, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Photo by Neil Greentree
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India" opening day
Palanquin (Mahadol), Gujarat, c. 1700–1730, gilded wood, glass, copper, and ferrous alloy, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Photo courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
"Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India" opening day
Throne with Parasol, Jodhpur, mid-19th century, painted wood, silk, and gilded silver, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Photo courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
MFAH: Peacock in the Desert, Portrait of Maharaja Sardar Singh
Bert Harris, Portrait of Maharaja Sardar Singh, 1896, oil on canvas, Umaid Bhawan Palace Photo by Neil Greentree
MFAH: Peacock in the Desert, Cannon in the Shape of a Makara
Cannon in the Shape of a Makara, Deccan, 18th century, bronze, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Photo by Neil Greentree
MFAH: Peacock in the Desert, Pavilion (Baradari)
Pavilion (Baradari), Jodhpur, 19th century, wood, paint, lacquer, and gold, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Photo by Neil Greentree