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- Series: Portraits of Hindu Princes and Chiefs
Portrait of Shir Muhammad the singer with smaller portraits of Khan `Azm and Jahangir; tinted drawing mounted with two paintings mounted on a detached album folio. Upper lefthand corner: Xán ʿAẓm; cameo painting. Figure shown in profile against light blue ground wearing spotted turban and beige tunic. Upper righthand corner: Jahangir; cameo painting. Figure shown in profile wearing red turban, gold tunic and pearl necklaces. Head is accented by an aureole. Both cameos framed in gold and set against pink and gold flecked ground. Lower three-quarters of image: Shír Muḥammad; tinted drawing. The singer sits cross-legged against neutral ground wearing turban and striped robes. Beard is accented in colour. Composite image framed by pink border with gold floral motifs followed by wider blue border with similar gold floral motifs followed by very thin gold border. Margin decorated with alternating pink and red flowering plants outlined in gold on neutral ground; entire folio bordered by a thin, green adhesive strip. Inscribed below each image and on vertical sides of upper cameos. 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.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
Height: 21.50 centimetres (combined images)
Height: 36.10 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 10 centimetres (combined images)
Width: 23.80 centimetres (sheet)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
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