ca. 1590 (painted)
opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Height: 31.2 cm, Width: 18.5 cm
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Originally an illustration to the Harivamsa, the Persian translation of the Sanskrit text of the life of Krishna, and annexed to the Razmnama (“Book of War”), the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. Probably made by order of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
Bequeathed by the Hon. Dame Ada Mcnaghten
The borders are later additions, probably done in Lucknow in the 18th century
Robert Skelton, “Mughal Paintings fromHarivamsa Manuscript”, V&A Yearbook, no. 2, 1970