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Iskandar

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.294-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Iskandar (Alexander the Great) in a ship, his followers observing a sea-monster, from the Iskandar Nama. The monster has a human face, four legs and a tail each surmounted with a reptile head, and wings.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Object history note

From a copy of the Iskandar Nama; IS.294 to 297-1951 were purchased together for £37/4/0.

Descriptive line

Painting, Iskandar in a ship, observing sea monster, opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal, ca. 1600

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Sea; Ship; Hero; Sea monster

Categories

Paintings; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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