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Title

Portrait of Sayyid Abdullah Khan

circa 1710

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Cultural origin
    Mughal
    Date
    circa 1710
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    115.2021
    Copyright

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  • About

    Painted in ink on ornamented paper, this page from a manuscript presents a portrait of the powerful ruler Sayyid Abdullah Khan (1666–1722). He served as governor of Allahabad and had a role in the deposition of several Mughal rulers. The image is inscribed in Nastaliq, a style of Islamic calligraphy established in Iran in the 14th century.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications