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Title: Maharaja Duleep Singh

Classification: Oil painting

Artist(s): Unknown

Date: c. 1863

Dimensions: H. 53 in. x W. 45 in.

Museum number: S.M.90 (N.M. 1961.370) 

Physical location: Section 5: Rani Jindan's Haveli

Collection: Princess Bamba Collection

Bibliographic Reference(s): 
F. A. Khan, The Princess Bamba Collection Catalogue: Antiquities of Sikh Period (Lahore: Department of Archaeology, 1961), 8, cat. no. 7.

F. S. Aijazuddin, Sikh Portraits by European Artists (Karachi: OUP, 1979), plate VII.

Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838–1893) wears a green jāma (a long gown) heavily embroidered around the neckline. A yellow shawl is draped over his left arm and a yellow turban adorns his head. The turban is ornamented with a bejewelled sar-pesh consisting mostly of pearls. Around his neck is a pearl choker from which hangs a pendant containing a portrait of Queen Victoria.

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