Nawab Amir al-Umara Zabita Khan

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1770
  • Geography

    Lucknow or Faizabad?, Uttar Pradesh state, Avadh (Oudh), India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 27.6 x 18.6 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Son of Ganga Ram Mihr Chand
  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal School
  • Description

    Detached album folio: Nawab Amir al-Umara Zabita Khan; single-page portrait; Persian in black nasta'liq script; inscribed to Mihr Chand; inscription on the margin consists of the name of the patron and the artist.
    Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings in an inner frame of brown floral and leaf scroll, surrounded by a frame of dark blue, floral motifs and an outer frame of brown floral and leaf scroll mounted on a white-colored paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    Inner margin, amal-i Mihr Chand pesar-i Ganga Ram.
    "Work of Mihr Chand, son of Ganga Ram."
    Outer margin, Nawab Amir al-umara Zabiteh Khan Bahador.
    "Nawab, prince of princes, Zabiteh Khan Bahador."
    "Nawab, prince of princes, Zabiteh Khan Bahador."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 (February 7 to May 6 , 2012)
    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Origin

    Lucknow or Faizabad?, Uttar Pradesh state, Avadh (Oudh), India
  • Credit Line

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