The Arrival of a Prince

Maker(s)
Artist: Jan Quli
Historical period(s)
Adil Shahi dynasty, ca. 1600
School
Deccani School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 24.5 x 16.2 cm (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
India, Maharashtra state, Bijapur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.25
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf with painting

Keywords
Adil Shahi dynasty (1489 - 1686), dervish, fly whisk, India, prince, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

When northern India was under Mughal control, the Deccan plateau of the south was ruled by a series of Muslim sultans, among whom the Adil Shahi sultans of Bijapur (reigned circa 1557-1687) were prominent.  The Deccan sultans were Sh'iah Muslims and allied themselves with the Sh'iah Safavid rulers of Iran, while the Mughals were of more orthodox Sunni affiliation.

Published References
  • Howard Hollis and Company, The Cleveland Museum of Art. Islamic Art: Selected Examples from the Loan Exhibiton of Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Cleveland. p. 22.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Reflections on Deccani Paintings: Bijapur. vol. 16, no. 2 Bombay, March 1963. p. 30.
  • Mark Zebrowski. Deccani Painting. Berkeley, 1982-1983. p. 170.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 52, p. 180.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 34, pp. 207-209.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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