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A Sikh wedding procession
Place of Origin: India, Punjab state or Pakistan; Punjab province
Date: 1850 - 1900
Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
Dimensions: H. 12 1/2 in x W. 21 1/2 in x H. 31.8 cm x W. 54.6 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Kapany Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 1998.70
On Display: No
Culture: Sikh

Description

Label: Musicians, dancers, and a large entourage accompany the wedding procession shown here. The figures are identifiable here as Sikh by their style of clothing, turbans, and beards. The young groom on horseback is at the painting’s center, his figure marked out from the surrounding bustle by the parasol held by his attendant.

It is unclear whether this painting represents a specific individual’s special occasion or if it is a more generic scene. The energy and festivity seen here are similar to that in the nearby painting of Guru Nanak’s wedding procession and may be familiar to some from contemporary Bollywood films and South Asian wedding traditions.
Label: Musicians, dancers, and a large entourage accompany the wedding procession shown here. The figures are identifiable here as Sikh by their style of clothing, turbans, and beards. The young groom on horseback is at the painting’s center, his figure marked out from the surrounding bustle by the parasol held by his attendant.

It is unclear whether this painting represents a specific individual’s special occasion or if it is a more generic scene. The energy and festivity seen here are similar to that in the nearby painting of Guru Nanak’s wedding procession and may be familiar to some from contemporary Bollywood films and South Asian wedding traditions.