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IMAGE number
MNS623410
Title
Raja Bikram and the Angels, illustration from the 'Gulsham-i-Ishq', c.1700 (w/c with gold on paper)
Artist
Nusrati of Bijapur (fl.1700) / Indian
Location
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA
Medium
watercolour with gold on paper
Date
c. 1700 AD (C17th AD)
Dimensions
38.7x22.5 cms
Description
The Gulshan-i Ishq was written in 1657-58 by Nusrati, court poet to Sultan Ali Adil Shah II of Bijapur. The poem's more than 4,500 double verses in Deccani Urdu, the language of the Muslim elite in South-central India, are written in elegant Persian Nastaliq script.
Photo credit
© Minneapolis Institute of Art / The Katherine Kittredge McMillan Memorial Fund / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
angel / angels / fountain / clothes / clothe / cloth / garden / man / love / bag / mystical / mysticism / gardens / manuscript / gesture / tree / text / indian / beneath / persian / playing / illumination / script / poetry / poem / india / male / rose garden of love / large / gesturing / under / illuminated / stylised / muslim / raja / urdu / gulsham-i-ishq / moslem / deccani / rose / sufi / bikram / Painting / Mzpainting

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