Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Big Silver Jugs of Jaipur

There were two identical (as far as I could see) jugs like this. It seems that Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, when he journeyed to England for the coronation of Edward VII, only wanted to drink Ganges water on his trip. These vessels were commissioned for that purpose.

These jugs and other impressive items, such as weapons were housed in buildings that are part of the City Palace complex, most of which is still occupied by the royal family.

This is the pavilion which houses the silver urns and had been used for royal audiences back when the Maharaja ruled.


Trooper York said...

Man, I love posts about jugs!

Wait a minute.....

dbp said...

I thought the title might be Trooper York catnip.