Humayun and Akbar

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Detached album folio; text: Persian in black, red, gold, and white nasta’liq script; recto: Humayun and Akbar, inscription at the bottom of page reads Humayun Padishah, Akbar Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, two couplets.
Border: the recto is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard; the verso is set in gold rulings surrounded by a foliate scroll, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

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Historical period(s)
ca. 1900
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 31 x 21.3 cm (12 3/16 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.442
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
emperor, halo, Henri Vever collection, India, portrait, ruler, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black, red, gold, and white nasta'liq script; recto: Humayun and Akbar, inscription at the bottom of page reads Humayun Padishah, Akbar Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, two couplets.
Border: the recto is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard; the verso is set in gold rulings surrounded by a foliate scroll, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Bottom page, Humayun Padishah; Akbar Padishah

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 401, p. 332.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum