- Museum number
- Series: Portraits of Hindu Princes and Chiefs
Portrait of Shah ʿAbbas I of Persia; single-page painting mounted on a detached album folio. Shah stands with hands on hips, wearing an orange tunic and green turban. He carries a sword in a blue sheath. Dark green ground. Framed by plain border; margin decorated with alternating red poppy and pink tulip motif; entire folio bordered by a thin, green, adhesive strip. Folio belongs to a series of single-page paintings and drawings of Indian rulers, all of which were once attached to the leaves of the album 1920,0917,0.13, also housed in the British Museum collection.
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
- 1613-1619 (?)
Height: 18.10 centimetres (image)
Height: 36.10 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 9 centimetres (image)
Width: 23.80 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- This painting was probably made by Bishandas while with the Mughal Embassy to Iran from 1613-19.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 19 Feb-14 Jun, BM, Round Reading Room, 'Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran'
1976 13 Apr-11 Jul, BM, 'Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number