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Golden carriage [Vadodara]

Golden carriage [Vadodara]

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/24(74)

Item number: 4302474

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a golden carriage at Baroda, Gujarat from the Curzon Collection, taken by an unknown photographer during the 1890s. The two-wheeled solid gold carriage is drawn by caparisoned bullocks and belonged to Gaekwar Sayaji Rao III (ruled 1875-1939), 12th Maharaja of Baroda. He owned a collection of unique modes of transport, which included silver carriages and a miniature carriage drawn by deer. They were displayed to visitors and used on ceremonial occasions.

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