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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1605 - ca. 1610 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the V&A, 1964

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, on album page, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, the martyrdom of the prophet Zakariya, who, taking refuge in a tree, was sawn in half by two men.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


ca. 1605 - ca. 1610 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'zakariya paighambar alaihi us-salam'
inscribed on mount

Object history note

This album of 104 folios known as the Clive Album was formerly the property of the Earl of Powis, Powis Castle. (RP 1959/1747)

Descriptive line

Painting, Large Clive Album, Zakariya's martyrdom, youth with buck on lead, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1605-1610

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 100, pl. 66
STRONGE, Susan. Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book 1560 – 1660 London : V&A Publications, 2002. 192p, ill. ISBN 1 85177 358 4.


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold


Painted; Painted

Subjects depicted

Prophet; Death; Martyrdom; Martyr; Men; Tree


Paintings; Illustration; Religion; Islam; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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