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Elephant of Dewas Senior / Feb 4th, 2018 6:48 pm     A+ | a-

I opened a new category for the elephant of Dewas Senior alone, so you can follow the making of and the research details.

First, I'm copying the photos and information that I already posted in the ideas for 2018 category.

Dewas State was a territory within Western India, which was the seat of two Maratha princely states during the British Raj: 'Dewas Junior' - Jivaji Rao ('Dada Saheb') and Dewas Senior - Tukoji Rao ('Baba Saheb').

The Junior branch had an area of 440 sq mi (1,100 km2) and had a population of 54,904 in 1901, while the Senior branch had an area of 446 sq mi (1,160 km2) and a population of in 62,312 in the same year.[3] Both Dewas states were in the Malwa Agency of the Central India Agency. After India's independence in 1947, the Maharajas of Dewas acceded to India, and their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950. In 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state.

• HH Maharaja Sir TUKOJIRAO III KRISHNAJIRAO PUAR K.C.S.I., 6th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior 1899/1937, born 1st January 1888, he succeeded his uncle to the gadi on 13th October 1899; he was educated privately and at Daly College, Indore and at Mayo College, Ajmer; he was invested with ruling powers on 24th February 1908; he was granted the title of Maharaja as a hereditary distinction in 1918, he was made a K.C.S.I. in 1911, married 1908, HH Maharani Radhabai Akka Sahib of Kolhapur, and had issue. He died 21st December 1937

He was 15 in 1903

Photos of the Dewas Senior elephant

Some details about the elephant that I have to study for the sculpture process

You can see the beautiful paniting of the face of the elephant here, along with the necklace and its tusks, without the usual ornaments.

The front panel of the howda, the maharaja and the British officer that sat by him

Details of the necklace, the elephant clothes' pattern and the mahout

The servants standing on each side of the howda, carrying the fly whisks. Also, the servant seated on the back seat of the howda, carrying the beautiful golden umbrella.

The escort guards

Sets will be as follow, State elephant with the usual 3 groups of escort guards and musicians

458 - Elephant of Dewas Senior, Delhi Durbar, 1903
459 - Escort Guards from Dewas Senior, group left, Delhi Durbar, 1903
460 - Escort Guards from Dewas Senior, group right, Delhi Durbar, 1903
461 - Music Band from Dewas Senior, Delhi Durbar, 1903

I've been trying to adjust the amount of the limited edition pieces to the orders received. These new sets will be limited editions of 20.

All sets will be Limited Editions of 20, painted by me.


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