Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

"Sultan Bayazid before Timur", Folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar)

Artist:
Painting by Dharam Das
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.64.4
Not on view
This is a single leaf from a now dispersed Akbarnama. In this enthronement scene, Timur sits on a platform throne while the vanquished Ottoman sultan Bayazid sits humbly before him.
[ Demotte, Inc., New York, until 1935; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 60, ill. fig. 32 (b/w).

Bowie, Theodore Robert, and T. Brend. East-West in Art. Patterns of Aesthetic and Cultural Relationships. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1966.



Related Objects

"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj", Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna))

Date: ca. 1590–95 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 28.63.1 On view in:Gallery 463

"Akbar Hunting", Folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar)

Date: late 16th century Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Accession: 11.39.2 On view in:Gallery 251

"Tumanba Khan, His Wife, and His Nine Sons", Folio from a Chingiznama (Book of Genghis Khan)

Artist: Basawan (Indian, active ca. 1556–1600) Date: ca. 1596 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 48.144 On view in:Gallery 463

Carpet with Palm Trees, Ibexes, and Birds

Date: late 16th–early 17th century Medium: Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile Accession: 17.190.858 On view in:Gallery 463

"The Story of the Princess of the Blue Pavillion: The Youth of Rum Is Entertained in a Garden by a Fairy and her Maidens", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi

Artist: Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (1253–1325) Date: 1597–98 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: 13.228.33 On view in:Gallery 463