Jul 9, 2010

Golden carriage - Baroda 1895

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.