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  • Description

    Album leaf (verso), originally from an album; represents a prince visiting a holy man with attendants; drawn with opaque watercolour on paper.

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  • Date

    • 1610 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.4 centimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 12 centimetres
    • Width: 14.2 centimetres (sheet)
    • Height: 21.9 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 10.4 centimetres (image)
  • Curator's comments

    Although this painting comes from an album, it may have originally illustrated a manuscript, perhaps a collection of lives of Muslim holy men. Often the activities of shaykhs and dervishes centered on the graves of the founders of their orders, such as the shrine in this painting. It is not a picture of Jahangir as sometimes assumed.


  • Bibliography

    • Pinder-Wilson 1976 103, p.66 bibliographic details
    • MacGregor 2010 82 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history


    2014-2015, A History of the World (AHOW) loan tour – PROMISED
    2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2010-2011 8 Sep-14 Jan, London, BM, Gallery 90, A History of the World
    1976 13 Apr-11 Jul, BM, 'Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India'

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  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).

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    Middle East

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Album leaf (verso). Devotion. Prince visiting holy man with attendants. On paper. According to reg' Jahangir.

Album leaf (verso). Devotion. Prince visiting holy man with attendants. On paper. According to reg' Jahangir.

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