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  • Museum number

    1930,0716,0.1

  • Description

    Painting illustrating the death of Kṛṣṇa and the Pandavas visiting the dying Bhishma from the epic Razmnameh. Originally from manuscript Bhishma lies in the centre of the scene surrounded immediately by kneeling attendants, while warriors and horsemen stand in the near distance amidst a rocky landscape. All men express visual concern for Bhishma's awaiting death. Text appears along the border in the bottom left corner. Painted in opaque watercolours and ink on paper.

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  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1598
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 16.9 centimetres (sheet)
    • Height: 28.6 centimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 14.4 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 24.4 centimetres (image)
  • Bibliography

    • Pinder-Wilson 1976 cat. 62, p.55 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1976 13 Apr-11 Jul, BM, 'Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    10 April 1997

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    D Bellamy

    Treatment details

    Miniature was removed from mount,previous inlay was removed using water

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Razmnama
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1930

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1930,0716,0.1

Painting. General subject - epic, deity. Krishna and the Pandavas visiting the dying Bhishma,from the Razmnáma. On paper. According to reg. from the Mahabarata.

Painting. General subject - epic, deity. Krishna and the Pandavas visiting the dying Bhishma,from the Razmnáma. On paper. According to reg. from the Mahabarata.

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