Great Sundial

Jaipur, Great Sundial

Title: Great Sundial
Original: $300.00
Size: 7” x 10”
Medium: Pen & Ink, Watercolor
Location & Date: Jaipur, January 2004

George’s Postcard Note: A brilliant king built seven or eight observatories like this in different parts of India. The observatory looks, with all its gizmos, like a big playground for grownups. This one has sundials galore – 12 smaller sundials (for the astrological signs), some other instruments I couldn’t understand, and one truly gigantic sundial. Its monumental stairway to the top, its skateboarder’s dream of a semicircular dial, and its arched mugalish niches make this an architectural fantasy, one that was actually realized.