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"Portrait of Muhammad Ali Baig", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto and verso: early 19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.27
Not on view
Inscription: 55.121.10.27 verso:
In Persian, along left border: Portrait of Muhammad Ali Baig, the ambassador, work of Hashim.

55.121.10.27 recto:
In Persian, in small nasta'liq along right border: Nadir al-Asr Jahangir-shahi, servant of the palace, Ustad Mansur.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, from 1929]; [ Kevorkian Foundation, New York, until 1955; gift and sale to MMA]
Pinder-Wilson, Ralph, Douglas Barrett, and Ellen Smart. Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India, Prints and Drawings. London: World of Islam Festival, 1976. no. 130, p. 75, ill. p. 75.

Welch, Stuart Cary, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston. The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. nos. 87, 88, pp. 258-261, ill., verso pl. 87 (b/w); recto pl. 88 (b/w).



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