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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    first half 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.15A-1925

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case C

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, calligraphy panel, with floral designs.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

first half 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, calligraphy panel, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, border and decoration Mughal, first half 17th century

Labels and date

CALLIGRAPHIC PAGE FROM A ROYAL ALBUM
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Calligraphy probably Iran, illumination and borders Mughal
Calligraphy 16th century, illumination c. 1610-20, borders c. 1650
IM.15a-1925
Each folio of albums assembled for Shah Jahan usually had a painting on one side and an example of fine calligraphy on the other, both framed by flower-filled borders. Here, single lines of Arabic precede and follow four lines
of Persian verse. The golden ground, filled with delicate blossoms, animals and birds, and stylised clouds in the sky, were added during the reign of Jahangir by a master artist [01/08/2017]

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Calligraphy

Categories

Calligraphy; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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