Keywords: ruler

23 objects

Humayun and Akbar

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black, red, gold, and white nasta’liq script; recto: Humayun and Akbar, inscription at the bottom of page reads Humayun Padishah, Akbar Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, two couplets. Border: the recto is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard; the verso …


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun. Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.


Nawab Ali-Mardan Khan

Detached album folio; Nawab Ali-Mardan Khan; single-page portrait; Persian in black nasta’liq script, the inscription on the top reads: the portrait of Nawab Ali-Mardan Khan Bahadur. Border: The painting is set in black and white rulings in a brown inner frame of floral scroll, surrounded by a green, red and gold outer frame, mounted on …