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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 250

    Portrait of Muhammad Adil Shah (r. 1627-56)

    INDIA, DECCAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Portrait of Muhammad Adil Shah (r. 1627-56)
    India, Deccan, 17th century
    The king depicted in profile wearing an achkan made from Chinese robes, a white turban on his head, against a blue background
    Opaque and transperent pigments, and gold, on wasli
    4½ x 3¾ in. (11.4 x 9.5 cm.)


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    Compare with a similar portrait in M. Zebrowski, Deccan Painting,1983, p. 130, cat. no. 98. See also P. Pal, Indian Painting, 1993, cat. no. 100.

    Provenance

    Davidson Gallery, Seattle