London, South Kensington
26 October 2007
PORTRAIT OF NIZAM AL-DIN AWLIYA, MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the bearded shaykh wearing a green robe and turban and seated on a gold throne, inscribed in black hazrat Nizam al-Din Awliya, mounted as an album page with margins comprising Persian verses and two ladies praying, mounted, framed and glazed- Folio 14¼ x 7¾in. (36 x 20cm.)
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Nizam al-Din Awliya (died 1325 AD) was a Sufi shaykh of the Chishti order.
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