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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]
"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. "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).

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.



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