This is a Contemporary Mughal Style Vertical Indian Painting of Procession Figures, measuring 12.4375" high by 5.875" wide. Mughal painting originated in the 16th century and was influenced by Persian styles. It is practiced today in Rajasthan. The style is characterized by its miniature size with intricate details and acute expressions. Images depict religious symbols and epics. Humans are portrayed with large eyes, pointed noses, and slim waists. Men are always seen with turbans. This piece is on silk that has been painted black, then embellished with three sets of figures, one above the other, and surrounded with a decorative gold border. The top panel shows two men riding an elephant, one in a gold and red howdah, against a backdrop of abstract white buildings. The middle panel shows two women carrying statues on their heads, led by a man playing a horn. The bottom panel shows two men holding what appear to be lances, one on horseback and one walking in front of him. All the figures are painted in rich, vibrant colors accented with gold on simple bases of grass (one with flowers). Maker and exact age are unknown. It was purchased in India by its original owners. This Contemporary Mughal Style Vertical Indian Painting of Procession Figures is in Like New Condition.