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"Portrait of Jadun Rai Deccani", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist:
Painting by Hashim (active 1620–60)
Calligrapher:
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto: ca. 1622; verso: ca. 1530–50
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm) W. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.6
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.6 verso:
In Persian, in lower rectangle of main calligraphy panel: The servant Mir 'Ali the scribe, may his sins be forgiven.
In Persian, at the lower edge of the first border: Written by the poor 'Ali al-katib.

Inscription: 55.121.10.6 recto:
In Persian, at hem of robe: Portrait of Jadun Rai.
In Persian, in margin below painting (Shah Jahan's hand): A portrait of Jadun Rai Deccani. Work of Hashim.

Marking: 55.121.10.6 recto:
Margin number '18' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
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]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Indian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Emperor's Album: Images of Mughal India," October 21, 1987–February 14, 1988, nos. 73 and 74.

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 128, pp. 300-301, ill. p. 301 (b/w).

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. 73, 74, pp. 230- 233, ill., verso pl. 73 (b/w); recto pl. 74 (b/w).

Okada, Amina. Imperial Mughal Painters: Indian Miniatures from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Paris: Flammarion, 1992. p. 150, ill. fig. 174 (color), recto.



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