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From a nazar painting series of Jodhpur rulers: Rao Ganga Singh (ruled Jodhpur 1516-32). Bikaner, by a Jaipur artist, circa mid-late 19th century. Gouache on wasli. 27.5 x 20cm

Nazar paintings were presented by the painter personally to the maharaja on auspicious occasions such as religious festival days.

I would like to express my thanks to Shanane Davis for kindly translating the inscription

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