Jahangir Preferring a Sufi Shaikh to Kings from the St. Petersburg Album

Maker(s)
Artist: Bichitr (active between ca. 1615 -1640) Margins by Muhammad Sadiq
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1615-1618, margins 1747-48
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 25.3 x 18 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1942.15a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
emperor, hourglass, India, moon, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627), Sufi, Sufism, sun, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
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  • Michael Kampen O'Riley. Art Beyond the West: The Arts of Western and Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea, the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas., 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ. pl. 3.35.
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  • Gloria K. Fiero. The Humanistic Tradition. 6 vols., , 5th edition. New York. .
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  • Oleg Grabar. Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page from the 8th to the 17th Century., English edition. New York. pp. 134-5, pl. 62.
  • Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries. Exh. cat. Washington, 2007. P-68, p. 136.
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Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran
Google Cultural Institute
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