A Prince Standing Holding Sprigs of Flowers

Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, late 17th century

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Folio 15 ⅜ x 10 ⅜ in, 39 x 26.5 cm


Verso with a quatrain by Hafez, signed by ‘Abd al-Rahim ‘Anbarin Qalam, ca.1600-30. The calligrapher from Herat, Persia, is documented as having worked for first the famous ‘Abd al-Rahim Khan Khanan, and then the Mughal Emperors, Jahangir and Shah Jahan.

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