Anushirvan Lays the Foundation of Ctesiphon at an Auspicious Hour

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1560-1565
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on cloth, mounted on paperboard
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 69.1 x 49.2 cm (27 3/16 x 19 3/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.397
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
architecture, Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Nushirvan, Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605), work, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Henry René d'Allemagne. Du Khorassan au pays des Backhtiaris, trois mois de voyage en Perse. Paris. vol. 1: p. 11.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 38, pp. 30-31.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 6A, pp. 54-5.
  • John Seyller. The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India. Washington. pp. 256-257, R2.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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