Emperor Babur

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Babur Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, three couplets.
Border: The recto is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard; the verso is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, late 19th century
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.8 x 21.4 cm (12 1/8 x 8 7/16 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
S1986.443
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Drawing
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
emperor, halo, Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, portrait, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Babur Padishah; verso: calligraphic panel, three couplets.
Border: The recto is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard; the verso is set in gold rulings in a dark blue border with floral motifs mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Bottom page, Babur Padishah.

Published References
  • 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. 394, p. 331.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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