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Untitled (Shah ʿAbbas I hawking)

17th Century

Unknown Artist (Mughal School)

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Title

Untitled (Shah ʿAbbas I hawking)

Date

17th Century

Description

Shah ʿAbbas I hawking. Single-page painting mounted on detached album folio. Full-length portrait of Shah holding a hawk. Gold halo around Shah's head. Upper half of image features a green ground and lower half, a brown ground. Several coloured borders followed by dark blue border with vegetal motif in goldleaf. Outermost border features wild animals in goldleaf on light ground. B side contains two lines of Persian script set in wide border of white floral motifs on dark blue ground. Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
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Location

India

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