The Arrival of a Prince


Artist: Jan Quli
Historical period(s)
Adil Shahi dynasty, ca. 1600
Deccani School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 24.5 x 16.2 cm (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in)
India, Maharashtra, Bijapur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album folio with painting

Adil Shahi dynasty (1489 - 1686), dervish, fly whisk, India, prince, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Kevorkian Foundation


When northern India was under Mughal control, the Deccan plateau of the south was ruled by a series of Muslim sultans, among whom the Adil Shahi sultans of Bijapur (reigned circa 1557–1687) were prominent. The Deccan sultans were Sh'iah Muslims and allied themselves with the Sh'iah Safavid rulers of Iran, while the Mughals were of more orthodox Sunni affiliation.

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 34, pp. 207-209.
  • Howard Hollis and Company The Cleveland Museum of Art. Islamic Art: Selected Examples from the Loan Exhibiton of Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Cleveland. p. 22.
  • Mark Zebrowski. Deccani Painting. Berkeley, 1982-1983. p. 170.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Reflections on Deccani Paintings: Bijapur. vol. 16, no. 2 Bombay, March 1963. p. 30.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 52, p. 180.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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