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A MOUNTED PRINCE STOPS TO SMELL PERFUME
A MOUNTED PRINCE STOPS TO SMELL PERFUME

ASCRIBED TO RAHIM DAKKANI, MUGHAL INDIA, 1ST HALF 18TH CENTURY

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A MOUNTED PRINCE STOPS TO SMELL PERFUME
ASCRIBED TO RAHIM DAKKANI, MUGHAL INDIA, 1ST HALF 18TH CENTURY
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the prince on finely drawn white horse, holding a gold jug presented by a group of women, mounted on gold illuminated margins, rubbed identification inscription along the bottom, framed and glazed
Miniature 8½ x 5 7/8in. (21.7 x 15cm.); folio 14¾ x 9¾in. (37.6 x 25cm.)

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Rahim Dakkani (from Deccan) is the painter of a number of lacquer penboxes, two of which are in the Freer Gallery of Art and in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection (Mark Zebrowski, Deccani Painting, Berkeley, 1983, pp.201-3 and N. Haidar Haykel, A Lacquer Penbox by Manohar in Arts of Mughal India, Studies in Honour of Robert Skelton, London, 2004, pp.177-89)

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