The Punishment of Khwaja Mu’azzam from an Akbarnama

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Farrukh Chela
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1596-1600
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 23.1 x 12.5 cm (9 1/8 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1952.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
flower, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1952
Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc., New York to 1952 [1]

From 1952
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc. in 1952 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc.

Label

Akbar (reigned 1556–1604) is shown punishing a rebellious noble by dunking him in the river. The Khwaja was Akbar's half-uncle, who in a deranged state, murdered a court lady. He died in prison of a "disordered brain."

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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