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Indian Illustrations from 18th Century Albums


Portrait of a warrior, seated on the ground,
with shield and staff and halo.
Ms Ousley Add. 171, fol. 14v


War elephant attacking a horse and rider. Ms Ousley Add. 171, fol. 23v


The Turkoman prisoner; a man kneeling, with his wrist fettered to his neck, and a quiver of arrows on his belt.
Ms Ousley Add. 173, fol. 1v
Compare: Prisoner, in a 16th century Persian painting.
Referenced as Illustration 190, p199 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
190 Persian miniature of a Turcoman prisoner, c. 1595, serves to show how the latter schools of Persia were influenced by the artists of Bezeklik (Ills. 187, 188)

Nawab Sa'd-allahkhan, the wazir of Shajahan, d. 1656, with sword and shield.
Ms Douce Or. a.3, fol. 20r

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford: list & descriptions


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