A PORTRAIT OF NAWAB ASAD KHAN
A PORTRAIT OF NAWAB ASAD KHAN
A PORTRAIT OF NAWAB ASAD KHAN
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A PORTRAIT OF NAWAB ASAD KHAN

MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1760

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A PORTRAIT OF NAWAB ASAD KHAN
MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1760
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, set within red and green borders and polychrome rules, identification in black nasta'liq in the lower red border, the margins with a repeating red and gold floral spray on a white ground, the verso with 11ll. red nasta'liq arranged in two columns set within a black border illuminated with gold and gold and polychrome rules, within pink gold-speckled margins, water damage to the margins and flaking
Painting 9 7⁄8 x 7 5⁄8in. (24.7 x 19.8cm.); folio 15 ½ x 11in. (39.5 x 28cm.)

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Asad Khan (d. 1716) was Vizir-i Azam (Prime Minister) to the Emperor 'Alamgir and held the governorship of Gujarat. A portrait of a younger Asad Khan with jet black hair and beard and dated circa 1700, is in the Royal Collection (RCIN 1005038.u).

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