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Sidi Masud Khan

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  • Description

    This painting of Sidi Masud Khan, a habshi (African) minister at the court of Bijapur, belonged to a Golconda series of portraits of eminent men. Masud Khan remained in power until 1683, not long before Bijapur fell to the Mughals. He then moved to Adoni in the Kurnool district, where he governed for a short time and built a notable mosque.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiasouth IndiaAndhra Pradesh Golconda (place of creation)
    1680 - 1685
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    frame 32.6 x 28.9 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    page 19.8 x 16.2 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 47 on p. 116, illus. p. 117

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