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Alexander the Great Lassoes an Opponent
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Alexander the Great Lassoes an Opponent


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Description This illustration from Walters manuscript W.624 depicts one of the many battles fought by Alexander the Great, who is celebrated in the Islamic tradition as one of the great historic rulers. The painting is inscribed Jagannath in red ink.
Exhibitions
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
Provenance Muhammad Zaki, 1241 AH/AD 1825-1826 [mode of acquisition unknown] [oval seal, fols. 1a, 211a]; 'abd al-raji Muhammad Shafi', 1247 AH/AD 1831-1832 [mode of acquisition unknown] [rectangular seal fols. 1a, 211a]; Muhammad 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [large oval seal with no date on fol. 211a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.128A
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
Geography
  • Lahore, Pakistan (?) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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