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"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:
Made in present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: H.13 3/8 in. (34 cm) W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) Page: H.15 in. (38.1 cm) W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 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]
Indianapolis. Indiana University. "East-West in Art," June 1, 1966–October 1, 1966, no catalogue.

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.



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