Only in Museum #18

There are some very beautiful brass shields in the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. The name of the artist is Gangabaksh, who made these sometime in around 1883 for the Exhibition held under the patronage of the then King – Sawai Madho Singh, and went on to win some prizes for his skillful work.

The carvings on the shields depict stories from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. There is one shield that is five feet tall!

Intricately carved shield

Also for John’s Cellpic Sunday.

Would be great if you would join the “Only in Museum” series by posting something you found catching your eye in one of your visits to the museum. Then create a pingback to this post by including the link to my post in yours. You can also give the link to your post in the comments section below. Also, tagging the post with “Only in Museum” and “OiM” would help all readers find these posts easily.

In this blog, I focus on sharing some of the photographs that I capture, often during my travels but also in the everyday life. If you’d like to read about my travels, you can find the stories on this blog – Reflections on the River.


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