Sultan Ibrahim ibn Adham of Balkh visited by angels

Ibrahim Ibn Adham fed by angels in the wilderness. Damaged. Color and gold. Gold mount with floral arabesques; floral designs on reverse, and writing.

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, early 18th century
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 23.8 x 16.9 cm (9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.198
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
angel, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)
Provenance

To 1907
Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original List of Persian and Indian Drawings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (C.L. Freer source) 1839-1914
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Ibrahim Ibn Adham fed by angels in the wilderness. Damaged. Color and gold. Gold mount with floral arabesques; floral designs on reverse, and writing.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Emperor's Choice., reprint. New York. pl. 35, fig. 19.
  • De Artibus Opuscula XL: Essays in Honor of Erwin Panofsky. 2 vols., New York. pl. 35, fig. 19.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 673.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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