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Tarif i-Husayn Shahi, c. 1565: Queen Humayun Shah with Attendants

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dc.contributor.authorBharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Pune, Maharashtra
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-05T23:57:29Z
dc.date.available2019-12-05T23:57:29Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3197
dc.identifier.otherIIP-2052
dc.identifier.other1785
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/188148
dc.descriptionThe miniature illustrates the Dohada theme, in which a tree is made to blossom by a woman's embrace or touch. Only a woman at once lovely and chaste could successfully make this sensuous approach. This charming conceit is as old in Indian art as the sculptures of Barhut and Sanchi: it is used here as a delicate compliment to the queen. The main charm of the picture lies in the palette, here introduced for the first time, the blue ground and gold sky and gold edging to the leaves contrasting vividly with the orange, yellow and mauve-pink of the figures. The whites are cleverly handled to give movement to the composition and sparkle to the women. The striped scarf with which the attendant fans the queen - a ubiquitous feature in Deccan painting - appears in the Malwa Nimat Namah. (Douglas E. Barrett, Painting of the Deccan, XVI-XVII Century, London, Faber & Faber, 1958)
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectDeccan: Ahmadnagar Sultanate (Tarif-i-Husain Shahi, etc.), Bijapur Sultanate
dc.subjectpaintings
dc.subjectminiatures
dc.subjectphotograph
dc.titleTarif i-Husayn Shahi, c. 1565: Queen Humayun Shah with Attendants
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-12-05T23:57:29Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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