Album leaf; recto: The Elephant Atash Khan; verso: calligraphic panel

Artist: Attributed to Farrukh Beg (active early 1580s–1619)
Historical period(s)
Adil Shahi dynasty, Reign of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, ca. 1600
Bijapur Court
Deccan school
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 30.3 x 20.3 cm (11 15/16 x 8 in)
India, Deccan plateau, Karnataka state, Bijapur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Drawing

Album leaf with painting

Adil Shahi dynasty (1489 - 1686), elephant, India, poems, WWII-era provenance

Michel Onou (died 1901), Istanbul and Athens [1]

To 1997
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, to 1997

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1997


[1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Vidya Dehejia, July 1997, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Michel Onou

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 50, pp. 178-179.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 182-183.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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