PAGE FROM THE DASTAN-I AMIR HAMZA (HAMZANAMA), INDIA, C. 1567-1582. OPAQUE WATERCOLOUR AND GOLD PAINT ON COTTON, 66.0 X 49.3CM (IMAGE), 67.8 X 50.8CM (SHEET). COLLECTION NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, FELTON BEQUEST 1978 (AS12-1978) – TAASA Review December 2011
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The production of the folios was an enormous undertaking for Akbar’s atelier, and several eminent Persian artists were employed to work on the project.
They introduced the artistic conventions of Persianate Islamic Central Asia to Hindu Indian painting, and created a new, distinctive Mughal style which eventually influenced artistic styles through the subcontinent. Carol Cains, CuratorAsian Art, National Gallery of Victoria International A rt G A L L E R Y O F W E S T E R N A U S T R A L I A ...