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Portrait of the Scribe Mir 'Abd Allah Katib in the Company of a Youth Burnishing Paper
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Portrait of the Scribe Mir 'Abd Allah Katib in the Company of a Youth Burnishing Paper


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Description This illustration from Walters manuscript W.650 is attributed to Nanha by Stuart C. Welch. The scribe holds a piece of paper giving his name, the place of copying (Allahabad), and the date 27 Muharram 1011 AH/AD 1602.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • 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.
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] katabahu [al-mudh] nib al-haqīr 'Abd Allāh Mushkīn Qalam /1/ [gh]afara Allāh dhunūbahu wa-satara Allāh 'uyūbahu /2/ sanah 1011 /3/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1011 AH/AD 1602 (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on biscuit-colored laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.650.187A
Measurements
H: 12 3/8 x W: 8 1/16 in. (31.5 x 20.5 cm)
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