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The Story of the Wrongly Exiled Prince as Told by the Princess of the Sandalwood Pavilion from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi
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The Story of the Wrongly Exiled Prince as Told by the Princess of the Sandalwood Pavilion from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi


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Description This illustration from Walters manuscript W.624 depicts the story told to Bahram Gur by the princess of the sandalwood pavilion. The young prince who was wrongfully accused of incest follows the advice of three friends to exonerate himself. He is shown meditating upon a statue, as instructed. At the bottom of the page is inscribed 'amal-i (the work of) Mukund.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/24/2015Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan; media consolidation; mounted
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.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
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.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 'amal-i Mukund; [Translation] The work of Mukund
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.203B
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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