(Indian, active c. 1799–1824)
Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Page: 17.2 x 24.8 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.146
A woman also wearing a leaf skirt roasts kabobs on a three-pronged fork for a midnight snack on the riverbank.
The ruler, who has the title Maharana, wears the leaf skirt of the Bhil people of Western India, as he hunts deer with a female tracker. They both wear a girdle of bells to scare the quarry out of the underbrush, and she illuminates them using directed light from a lamp in a pot. The king has shot a deer in the neck; rabbit, antelopes, and boar scamper away.
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