Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Textile: L. 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm)
W. 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Mount: L. 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm)
W. 41 1/16 in. (104.3 cm)
D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Rogers Fund, 1928
Not on view
Inscription: In Persian; on the back: Transliteration: "bandeh rostam sahab mosallan koo gostard basm kemshid" Translation: "The servant (of God) Rustam the undisputed master who spread the table of Jemshid" Notes: Two illegible inscriptions in Prakrit, in Devanagari characters, probably names of clerks; and two legible dates 1101 (A.D. 1689) and 1113 (A.D. 1701) probably date when cover was deposited in treasury or when inventory taken. (Information present on card and in Irwin's article in Lalit Kala, see bibliography)
Marking: Circular seal impression in black ink. 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.
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "The Indian Heritage: Court life and arts under Mughal rule," April 21, 1982–August 22, 1982.
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," April 20, 2015–July 26, 2015.
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. pp. 278-279, ill. fig. 185 (b/w).
"Goldonda Cotton Paintings of the Early Seventeenth Century." Lalit Kala vol. 5 (1959). p. 45, ill. fig. 18 (b/w), pl. XIV (b/w).
Skelton, Robert. The Indian Heritage, Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. no. 240, pp. 92, 93, ill. fig. 240 (b/w).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 118, pp. 280-281, ill. p. 281 (b/w).
Haidar, Navina, and Marika Sardar. "Opulence and Fantasy." In Sultans of Deccan India 1500–1700. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. no. 161, pp. 171-173, ill. pl. 161 (color).