Royal Lovers (A Prince Offering Wine to his Mistress) 1740. Mughal.

Royal Lovers (A Prince Offering Wine to his Mistress) 1740. Mughal.

AN EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

AN EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Garland of Ragas, late 13th century AH/19th CE - Female performing a ritual at night with a full moon.

Garland of Ragas, late 13th century AH/19th CE - Female performing a ritual at night with a full moon.

Ragaputra Hemal of Dipak watercolor on paper from India, ca. 1680, Honolulu Museum of Art,

Ragaputra Hemal of Dipak watercolor on paper from India, ca. 1680, Honolulu Museum of Art,

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-sixth night: The king dreams of a lady, the personification of wealth, departing from him on account of his purchasing a bowl and a staff from a yogi. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1560

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-sixth night: The king dreams of a lady, the personification of wealth, departing from him on account of his purchasing a bowl and a staff from a yogi. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1560


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Miniature from a copy of the Tuti-nama. “A Young Woman Visited by the Sultan’s Viziers” India, Mughal; c. 1570 Miniature: 15.5 × 10.3 cm Apart from Akbar’s Hamza-nama, the “Cleveland Tuti-nama” is the earliest manuscript that exemplifies the new Mughal style, in which Persian and local Indian elements were combined. The saturated but subdued palette and realistic rendition of the characters, in particular, are typically Indian.

Miniature from a copy of the Tuti-nama. “A Young Woman Visited by the Sultan’s Viziers” India, Mughal; c. 1570 Miniature: 15.5 × 10.3 cm Apart from Akbar’s Hamza-nama, the “Cleveland Tuti-nama” is the earliest manuscript that exemplifies the new Mughal style, in which Persian and local Indian elements were combined. The saturated but subdued palette and realistic rendition of the characters, in particular, are typically Indian.

Nur Jahan, Holding a Portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, c. 1627  attributed to Bishandas (Indian)  opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Miniature - h:14.00 w:6.40 cm (h:5 1/2 w:2 1/2 inches).

Nur Jahan, Holding a Portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, c. 1627 attributed to Bishandas (Indian) opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Miniature - h:14.00 w:6.40 cm (h:5 1/2 w:2 1/2 inches).

pakizah:  Female performer with tanpura 18th century Colour and gold on paper

pakizah: Female performer with tanpura 18th century Colour and gold on paper

Miniature. ”En kvinde med blomst og fluevifte” Indien, mogul; ca. 1630 Miniaturen: 25 × 14 cm

Miniature. ”En kvinde med blomst og fluevifte” Indien, mogul; ca. 1630 Miniaturen: 25 × 14 cm

Raga Utka Nayika  _ The Expectant Heroine. A lady awaits her lover in the forest at night. ca 1775-1780. Kangra, India.

Raga Utka Nayika _ The Expectant Heroine. A lady awaits her lover in the forest at night. ca 1775-1780. Kangra, India.

Painting which represents a mixture of Mughal and Rajput styles, depicts two Indian girls dancing. It is attributable to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE.

Painting which represents a mixture of Mughal and Rajput styles, depicts two Indian girls dancing. It is attributable to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : The Goddess Kali

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : The Goddess Kali

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