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The Retainers Review: Kotah
What was the Delhi Durbar 1903 / Jul 5th, 2017 9:35 pm     A+ | a-
5 - Kota

1 State elephant
2 Horsemen with drum and banner
32 Irregular cavalry
45 Mounted body guard
11 Armed camelry
15 Nagas (Military ascetics)
145 Footmen and musicians
3 Led horses
1 Elephant and 1 palki
12 Armed Sardars and 10 irregular horsemen

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The Kota contingent at the Amphitheatre. I've made many of these guys when I released the Kota State elephants and the escort guards. Also one of these last sets, the emblem carriers (below), that can be seen in this photo too. There are so many more though. Look at the flagbearers in front of the gourp, the ornamented horse, and the regular infantry. So many things still to be made from this state. It's great to have many pictures showing the state going through the Amphitheatre.

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Group of emblem carriers posing before the Review. In this picture you can also see one of the boys of the band, on the left, and the standards and state ornaments (and a palanquin on the right!)

Beau Geste set 438, state emblems and and standard bearers from Kota, at the Retainers Review

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Beau Geste sets 370, 371, 372 and 373, the Kota group

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This is one of the digital images that I bought from the British Library recently. The elephant's clothes are very similar to the state elephant, this one is carrying a couple of guys holding a flag, along with the mahout and a lovely head ornament on his head. There are a few horses with drums on the back, both sides, that I have already included in my schedule of releases. Also a mounted flagbearer and a special guy, who confirmed to me that this photo is from a Kota contingent. This elegant gentleman in light clothes, carrying a stick below his left arm, is also standing to the right of the elephant in the picture above, the group of emblem carriers.

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The Kota Camel Riders, coming in front of the Nagas, posing outside the Amphitheatre

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Beau Geste sets 434, 435, 436 and 437, the camel riders from Kota, Officer, Flagbearer, gunners and musicians.

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And old British Library image featuring the state elephant, the guards, the emblem and standard carriers, and 3 more elephants from the state

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Beau Geste set 346, the elephant with standard bearers from Kota (top right of the photo above)

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One of the Naga warriors, sketched by Raven Hill. I've been planning to make these guys for a long time. They had their bodies painted in ochre yellow and had swords, spears and shields. The danced around mocking fights against them.

Next state, Kishangarh

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