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Guru Gobind Singh

1830

Sikh Foundation International

Sikh Foundation International

After proving his prowess in battle, as a brilliant military strategist, the Guru moved back to Nanaki Chak. This early 19th century masterpiece is in the popular artistic style associated with Guru Gobind Singh . The Guru is astride his horse flanked by 3 attendants and set amidst a verdant green landscape of rolling hills. Dressed in fine clothes, adorned with jewelry, sporting a kalgi (turban ornament) on his turban he holds the reins of his horse on which is perched his white hawk – conforming to his title of “Lord of the white hawks” “Chitian Bajan Valla”. The artist has drawn a halo around his head signifying his high spiritual position. The Gurus horse , richly embellished with accessories, is rather interesting for being shown in both blue and red color.

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  • Title: Guru Gobind Singh
  • Date Created: 1830
  • Physical Dimensions: 18.5 x 15.2 cm
  • Provenance: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Gift of the Kapany Collection
  • Medium: Opaque watercolor on paper

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