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Kalamkari Rumal

Object Name:
Cover
Date:
ca. 1640–50
Geography:
India, Deccan, Golconda
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 32 in. (81.3 cm) W. 35 in. (88.9 cm) Mount: H. 31 in. (78.7 cm) W. 38 in. (96.5 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.159.3
Not on view
Inscription: In Prakrit, in devanagari script on corner of back in black ink.
Translation: Presumably names of clerks, one deciphered as Lachman Gajanan (or Vajanan) and dates 1061 (1650 A.D.) and 1062 (1651 A.D.).
Notes: Dates probably when deposited in treasury or inventoried.

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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," April 20, 2015–July 26, 2015.

"Goldonda Cotton Paintings of the Early Seventeenth Century." Lalit Kala vol. 5 (1959). p. 43, ill. fig. 16 (b/w), pl. XII (b/w).

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 141, pp. 326-327, ill. p. 327 (color).

Haidar, Navina, and Marika Sardar. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia." In Sultans of the South: Art of India's Deccan Courts. Brugge, Belgium: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. p. 167, ill. fig. 5.

Haidar, Navina, and Marika Sardar. "Opulence and Fantasy." In Sultans of Deccan India 1500–1700. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. no. 162, pp. 171-173, ill. pl. 162 (color).



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