Ikhlas Khan

Ikhlas Khan

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Caption: Ikhlas Khan an Abyssinian officer in the service of the 'Adil Shahi dynasty, facing left, stands in a field holding a straight sword in his right hand, and resting his left hand on the black shield at his side. Two 'talwars' are half-obscured by the shield and a 'katar' is stuck in his 'patka.' He wears a striped gold brocade jama, a yellow and green turban and orange trousers. There is a background of grey sky with a strip of blue and white clouds. Opaque watercolour. Deccani/Bijapur style. Gouache with gold; on an album page with inner narrow hatched gold border and silver-sprinkled paper margin. 183 by 118 mm; page 263 by 174 mm. Originally published in Bijapur, c.1640. Illustrated by Muhammad Chand.

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