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A chukar partridge

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and ink on cloth
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 29.3 x 19.9 cm (11 9/16 x 7 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal school
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; text panels in Persian black nasta'liq script; A chukar partridge.
    Border: The painting is set in red and blue rulings surrounded by a brown color inner frame and a purple outer frame mounted on paperboard with knotwork motifs.
  • Inscriptions

    On the top and bottom text panels, the partridge walked in a cheerful gait/ proud and self-satisfied it came forth/ red beaked and robed in black/ causing blood to boil from its sight.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Akbar The Great Emperor of India (October 23, 2012 to February 3, 2013)
    L'Age d'or des sciences arabes (October 25, 2005 to March 19, 2006)
    Arts of Mughal India (1992) (May 24 to December 6, 1992)
    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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