Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Textile: H. 24 in. (61 cm)
W. 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Mount: H. 30 5/16 in. (77 cm)
W. 41 3/8 in. (105.1 cm)
D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Rogers Fund, 1928
Not on view
A number of chintz rumals and large summer carpets bear inventory notations written by clerks in the storeroom of the Amber Palace, near Jaipur. This rumal has only a brief notation indicating an inventory date of November–December 1673. Some rumals have more informative notations, giving multiple inventory dates, sizes, and even prices. This example shows scenes of courtly life involving figures in both Persian and Indian dress.
Inscription: In Persian (black ink); on the back: "Tarikh tashkhan/seneh 1084/arx (yak-Zar?) 59.225. (Date of (putting in) tahkhan (i.e. treasury) year 1084 (A.D. 1673) - width (one zaar?) - 59.225 (tomans)
Marking: See link panel.
[ Imre Schwaiger, London, until 1928; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Indian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973, no catalogue.
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "The Indian Heritage: Court life and arts under Mughal rule," April 21, 1982–August 22, 1982, no. 241.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament, Part IV: Figural Representation," September 16, 1999–January 30, 2000, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," April 20, 2015–July 26, 2015, no. 160.
"Goldonda Cotton Paintings of the Early Seventeenth Century." Lalit Kala vol. 5 (1959). p. 44, ill. fig. 17 (b/w).
Skelton, Robert. The Indian Heritage, Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. no. 241, pp. 70, 293, ill. pl. 7 (color).
Haidar, Navina, and Marika Sardar. "Opulence and Fantasy." In Sultans of Deccan India 1500–1700. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. no. 160, pp. 271-273, ill. pl. 160 (color).