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"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, 1597–1598

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on dyed paper
9 7/8 × 6 1/4 in
25.1 × 15.9 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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poet: Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (1253–1325); attributed to India

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poet: Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (1253–1325); attributed to India
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Basawan
Indian, ca. 1556–1600
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The court painter to Akbar the Great and one of the leading artists of India’s Mughal Empire, Basawan created intricate miniature paintings often representing the historic clash between Muslim and Hindu cultures. Most of Basawan’s work consists of manuscript illustration, and the artist was renowned for his ability to deftly weave multiple narratives into a single composition. He is also thought to be one of the first Indian artists influenced by Western artistic traditions, having had the opportunity to view Renaissance paintings brought before Akbar’s court by Jesuit missionaries.

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About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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poet: Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (1253–1325); attributed to India

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poet: Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (1253–1325); attributed to India
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/446563

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Basawan
Indian, ca. 1556–1600
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The court painter to Akbar the Great and one of the leading artists of India’s Mughal Empire, Basawan created intricate miniature paintings often representing the historic clash between Muslim and Hindu cultures. Most of Basawan’s work consists of manuscript illustration, and the artist was renowned for his ability to deftly weave multiple narratives into a single composition. He is also thought to be one of the first Indian artists influenced by Western artistic traditions, having had the opportunity to view Renaissance paintings brought before Akbar’s court by Jesuit missionaries.

"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, 1597–1598

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on dyed paper
9 7/8 × 6 1/4 in
25.1 × 15.9 cm
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