A Leaf from a Ragini Inscribed Nand Dasi (Yogini) India, Deccan c. 17th century Gouache with gold on paper Folio: 12 x 8 in. (30.4 x 20.3 cm.) Image: 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (16.5 x 8.9 cm.)
This folio is meant to embody a musical composition; each Raga or Ragini is capable of emoting and is attributed unique characteristics, so it was natural that these compositions could be translated into visual artwork. These types of works were encouraged between the 16th and 19th centuries by Mughal rulers who patronised the mass production of miniature paintings. While this and many other works were influenced by Mughal persuasion, Deccani elements can be seen here through treatment of line. The female figure’s robes are curving, taking up an almost lyrical form that is frequently designated as a Deccani feature.
A Portrait of Munir-al-Mulk (called Aristu Jah) Attributed to the circle of Rai Venkatchellam India, Deccan c. 1790-1810
A Portrait of Munir-al-Mulk (called Aristu Jah) Attributed to the circle of Rai Venkatchellam India, Deccan c. 1790-1810 Gouache with ink and gold on paper 8 x 4 3/4 in. (20.3 x 12 cm.)
Provenance: Private Belgian collection
Under a gold and jewel-encrusted turreted canopy sits Diwan Munir-al-Mulk, the prime minister of Nizam Sikandar Jah (r. 1803-1829), the ruler of Hyderabad. Munir-al-Mulk was often referred to under the name of Aristu Jah, which may cause some confusion due to the fact that the Diwan to the previous Nizam, Ali Khan (r. 1762-1803), was also called Aristu Jah. The older Diwan was an entirely different individual named Azim ul Umara, father of Saif al Mulk.
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