A Hyderabadi painting of a scene from the story of Kalila and Dimna, 1700's
(downloaded Apr. 2007)
"BIDPAI: KALILA WA DIMNA, HYDERABAD, CENTRAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY. Poetry, Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled buff paper, 29ff. with 10ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with double gold intercolumnar divisions, margins in gold with black and blue rule, headings in red nasta'liq, with 25 miniatures in gouache heightened with gold, opening folio with gold and polychrome floral illumination, red leather binding, fitted box."
A Shaivite sadhu and his disciple, Deccan, c.1780's
(downloaded Nov. 2001)
"A Shaivite Holy man and His Young Disciple. India / Deccan / Ca. 1780's / gouache with ink and gold on burnished paper. Black, blue, red and gold ruled lines. Panels of black ink Nasta'liq calligraphy in the buff margins. Laid down on gold foliate natural leaf. Presentation matted. A Saddhu seated on a tigerskin, on a dais before his thatched hut, is fanned by his disciple bearing a cauri."
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