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King Janaka Greets King Dasharatha at His Son Rama's Wedding

c. 1700-1710
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
In the foreground of this painting a royal wedding party keenly watches as the bride’s father welcomes the groom’s family to his kingdom.
Two tents in the back — one closed and the other open over an ornamental rug — indicate that the visitors have set up camp outside the city. Because kings were mobile and often traveled in large groups, tents were an essential part of royal equipment.
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