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Ibrahim Adham ministered by angels

circa 1760


Bhupat Das


  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Murshidabad West Bengal India
    Provincial Mughal circa 1748 - circa 1860 → India
    circa 1760
    Media categories
    Miniature , Painting , Watercolour
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour with gold on paper
    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.

    Purchased 1962
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Bhupat Das

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications