Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
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)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Rogers Fund, 1928
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. "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).