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Raja Sangram Pal

Creation date: ca. 1685
Creation place: India

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Type: Watercolor Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
Accession Number: 1990.1041
State/Province: Himachal Pradesh
Dimensions: 8 1/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (20.6 cm x 19.4 cm)


Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, New York ( - May 6, 1986)

Howard Hodgkin, London, England ( - )

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (May 6, 1986 - August 27, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 27, 1990 - )

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Sangram Pal was born in 1628 and succeeded his father at the age of seven. He was summoned to Shah Jahan's court when he was 12 and became a friend of Dara Shikoh (see Celebrations of Shah Jahan's 46th Birthday). Apowerful ruler, he won every military campaign he waged. His 22 wives produced only one child, a daughter, who married the Raja of Chamba. Sangram Pal died in 1673. He is shown here wearing the same pendant worn by his nephew Kirpal Pal, and a Vaishnavite tilak on his forehead. Sangram Pal is the patron for whom the Tantric Devi paintings were made.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Myths, Monsters, Maharajas: Introducing the Binney Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 11/23/1991 - 1/26/1992

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

William George Archer, OBE, MA, D.Litt.. Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, Sotheby Parke Bernet. London, England, 1973
Page Number: 42-43, no. 11(ii)

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