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Title

Ibrahim Adham ministered by angels


Artist

Bhupat Das

India


About

Ibrahim Adham (died c778 CE) was a Prince of Balkh (ancient Bactria, now Afghan Turkestan), who governed a large province in the northeast of Persia. He renounced his throne to live as an ascetic in the wilderness. He is regarded as one of Islam's earliest ascetics, a great Sufi master and a prominent mystic. In this painting, Ibrahim Adham is attended to by angels who bring him food and water. The name of the artist, Bhupat Das, is given in an inscription on the waterflask.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.38.


Details


Place where the work was made

Murshidabad West Bengal India


Date

circa 1760


Materials used

opaque watercolour with gold on paper


Dimensions

18.7 x 12 cm image; 27.1 x 20.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.c.[on water flask carried by centre angel]. Black ink. Persian script. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EP7.1962


Artist information

Bhupat Das

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Rachel Kent, Shahzia Sikander, Sydney, 2007, 96 (colour illus.).

Jim Masselos, Divine and Courtly Life in Indian Painting, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 10.1

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mughals and Maharajas: The Miniature Paintings of Courtly India', Sydney, 2003, 38 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 3.9