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Visit of the Maharaja of Champa to the Court of Karainagar

Artist/maker unknown, Indian
This painting probably comes from an illustrated folktale called the Chandana Malayagiri Varta. A maharaja (literally "great king") is depicted riding a richly caparisoned elephant. As a visitor to another court, the maharaja is accorded treatment befitting his station: a woman showers him with flowers, and attendants with flywhisks sit nearby. In the foreground, musicians play horns and a variety of percussion instruments to signal the arrival of the royal dignitary.

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