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Cover

Date:
ca. 1640–50
Geography:
India, Deccan, Golconda
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: L. 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm) W. 36 in. (91.4 cm) Mount: L. 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm) W. 41 1/16 in. (104.3 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.159.2
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In Persian; on the back:
    Transliteration: "bandeh rostam sahab mosallan koo gostard basm kemshid"
    Translation: "The servant (of God) Rustam the undisputed master who spread the table of Jemshid"
    Notes: Two illegible inscriptions in Prakrit, in Devanagari characters, probably names of clerks; and two legible dates 1101 (A.D. 1689) and 1113 (A.D. 1701) probably date when cover was deposited in treasury or when inventory taken.
    (Information present on card and in Irwin's article in Lalit Kala, see bibliography)

    Marking: Circular seal impression in black ink. See link panel.

  • Provenance

    [ Imre Schwaiger, London, until 1928; sold to MMA]

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