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Dhrab Dev of Jasrota

c. 1700-1710
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
Dhrab Dev, always shown with a full beard and aquiline features, ruled Jasrota, near Mankot, from about 1710 to 1730. He sits in the typical huqqa-smoking pose of a royal portrait, his servant holding a peacock feather fly whisk over his head. At the right, a visiting courtier humbly touches his forehead in greeting. The white egret feather in his turban indicates that he is a groom. He is only partially inside the picture frame, suggesting he has just stepped into the royal presence as if to announce that his master's horse is ready for mounting....

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