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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)
    Delhi (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper, with gold details

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs. Grace S. Anderson in memory of her husband John Anderson, M. D., C. E. O., F. R. S.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, with gold details, depicting a ruler sitting cross-legged upon a low divan, beneath a double-tiered hexagonal canopy. To the right is a courtier with right arm raised; twelve women are also present. In the foreground are the walls and turrets of the palace, in the background tall trees.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)
Delhi (possibly, made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper, with gold details

Descriptive line

Painting, unfinished, a ruler, enthroned, with attendants, opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal, possibly Delhi, 17th century


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Gold



Subjects depicted

Turrets; Ruler; Trees; Courtier; Women; Canopy; Walls


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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