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Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings

February 26 - March 19, 2005

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The following images are representative of the approximately 25 paintings in the exhibition.
(click on photo to see a larger image of the object)


Darbar of gods and mortals
Rajput, Pahari (or Sikh)
Kangra Valley (or Lahore), India

Opaque watercolor on paper
19th century
H: 12.25 inches (31 cm)
 

"Perfected beings" from the Kalpasutra

"Perfected beings" from the Kalpasutra
Jain, Gujarati
Western India
Opaque watercolor on paper
16th century
W: 10 inches (25 cm)
         
Composite representation
of the birth of an heir
Rajasthan, India
Opaque watercolor on paper
19th century
H: 10.5 inches (26.7 cm)
 

Portrait of a woman

Portrait of a woman
Mughal, India
Opaque watercolor on paper
Period of Jahangir (r. 1605-1627)
H: 4 inches (10 cm)
         

Portrait of Walajah, son of A"zam

Portrait of Walajah, son of A'zam Shah (1707)
Mughal, India
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Circa 1710-20
H: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

 

Bahram Gur at the sandalwood pavilion

Bahram Gur at the sandalwood pavilion
Persian, Safavid style
Possibly Shiraz, Iran
Ink, paper, gold metallic pigments
16th century
H: 7.5 inches (19 cm)

         

A meeting in the desert

A meeting in the desert
Persian or Indian
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold ink on paper
Probably 19th century
H: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
 

A prince giving tribute to an ascetic in a cave

Prince giving tribute to an ascetic in a cave
Persian, Safavid Empire
Ink, mineral pigments, and gold on paper
Late 16th century
H: 8.25 inches (21 cm)
         

Rustam defended from a tiger by his horse
Provincial Mughal, possibly Kashmir, India
Opaque watercolor on paper
Probably 18th century
H: 11 inches (30.5 cm)

 

Rustam in equestrian combat

Rustam in equestrian combat
Kashmir
Ink on paper
Probably 19th century
H: 8.25 inches (21 cm)

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