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Anvar-i Suhayli

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (made)
    Golconda (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and written in paint, gold and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.13:130/2-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Manuscript folio verso, paint, gold and ink on paper, Anvar-i Suhayli Chapter II Story V, the blind man who has mistaken a snake for a whip is warned by his companion in vain.

Place of Origin

Deccan (made)
Golconda (probably, made)

Date

late 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and written in paint, gold and ink on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, manuscript folio page, Anvar-i Suhayli, blind man mistakes snake for whip, paint, gold and ink on paper, Deccan, probably Golconda, late 16th century

Production Note

Husayn Va'iz al-Kashifi was the author of the Persian version of the Anvar-i Suhayli, written in the 15th century. Often called 'The Lights of Canopus' in English, these fables were originally composed in India and at some point were written in Sanskrit.

Materials

Paint; Ink; Paper; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Written

Subjects depicted

Whip; Man; Snake

Categories

Paintings; Manuscripts; Illustration; Myths & Legends; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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