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Taka Shah of Golconda, late 17th century (Private Collection)

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Title: Taka Shah of Golconda, late 17th century (Private Collection)
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Deccan: General - Golconda, Hyderabad
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Description: The Mughal tradition of portraiture was gradually incorporated into Indian art. Shown here is a portrait of the Taka Shah of Golconda, a Muslim sultanate of the Deccan in southern India. The faces are skilfully individualized, in the Mughal fashion, but the native tradition is seen in the hierarchy of scale: the ruler, as the most important figure, dwarfs his attendants, and his elephant towers over theirs.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3220


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