Sultan Muhammad 'Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan Riding an Elephant

Haidar 'Ali Indian
Ibrahim Khan

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This painting depicts Sultan Muhammad ‘Adil Shah of Bijapur, and his prime minister, Ikhlas Khan. They sit together on a striding elephant, with Ikhlas Khan riding behind the Sultan, positioned in an emblematic display of the real power behind the throne. The double portrait of these two eminent figures from the Deccan is enhanced by the signature of the two artists who completed the work—Haidar ‘Ali and Ibrahim Khan, who signed their names at left.

Sultan Muhammad 'Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan Riding an Elephant, Haidar 'Ali (Indian), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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