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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    first half 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel of calligraphy on paper, with interlinear Mughal illumination of flowers in opaque watercolour on a gold ground, corner decoration in watercolour and opaque water colour; the panel pasted onto a Mughal album page with borders painted with gold flowering plants.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


first half 17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 38.8 cm folio, Width: 26.5 cm folio

Descriptive line

Panel of calligraphy written in ink on paper and illuminated with flowers and animals in opaque water colour on a gold ground; the upper left corner painted with animals on a green ground; borders painted with floral decoration; the calligraphy Iran 16th century, pasted on a page for an imperial Mughal album, first half 17th century


Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper



Subjects depicted

Calligraphy; Flowers


Calligraphy; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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