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Nizam II on a hunting expedition

Rai VenatachalamLate 18th century

Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum

Framed painting in Deccani style with Rai Venkatachalam, the court artist, also the painter of this scene. A royal procession of Asaf Jahi ruler Nizam Ali Khan, Nizam II. He is out for a shikar(hunt) in the plains around Golconda Fort accompained by the top ranking nobles and his personal staff on horseback. The procession is led by the nishan (standard) on elephant followers by French Infantry. Mahlaqabai Chanda is seen in a palanquin.

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  • Title: Nizam II on a hunting expedition
  • Creator: Rai Venatachalam
  • Date Created: Late 18th century
  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 126 H x 194 W
  • Type: Watercolour painting
  • Medium: Paper
  • Technique: Deccani school

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