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English: Indian and Himalayan Art

Humayun Receives the Head of Qaracha Khan Page from the dispersed manuscript of the first Akbarnama (Narrative of the Emperor Akbar) by Abu'l Fazl Made in Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan, Asia

c. 1590

Ascribed to Burah, Indian, active 1580 - 1590. Faces ascribed to Miskin, India, active 1582 - 1596.

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper 14 1/2 x 10 1/16 inches (36.8 x 25.6 cm)

Currently not on view

1947-49-1 Purchased with the George W. B. Taylor Fund, 1947


This page, from the first of several illustrated copies of the Akbarnama commissioned by the Emperor Akbar, reveals how artists in the imperial Mughal workshop blended indigenous Indian and Persian painting traditions. Indian features include the use of bold colors, dramatic poses, and substantial bodies. Persian characteristics include the modulated colors, fleshlike rocks, forward-tilting picture plane, and faces in smooth three-quarter profile. Rather than being placed as a caption at the top or back of the page, as in works done for Hindu patrons of the time, the rectangle of text is placed in the middle of the composition following Persian tradition.
Date circa 1590
date QS:P,+1590-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Author Ascribed to Burah, Indian, active 1580 - 1590. Faces ascribed to Miskin, India, active 1582 - 1596.


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