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Saint on a fish; single-page painting mounted on a detached album folio. The haloed figure carrying a golden jar and riding a fish in the river in this painting is most probably the wise Khidr, an immortal and mystical figure revered by Muslims and Hindus and identified with a river-god in many parts of India. The fish could also be interpreted as one of the avatars of the Hindu god Viṣṇu. No text.
Ink, watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
Height: 16.30 centimetres (image)
Height: 36.40 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 9.10 centimetres (image)
Width: 24.80 centimetres (sheet)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 11 Mar - 8 Jul, BM, G34, 'The Prince and the Pir: dervishes and mysticism in Iran and India'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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