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made in India

Postcard of Painting.
© National Museums Scotland


This portrait miniature of an Indian official, was made in India and dates to the 19th century.

The centre of the painting has a portrait miniature in a roundel depicting an Indian official, seated on a throne and holding a sword. The roundel is surrounded by a broad decorative floral field enclosed by a marbled border. The inscription refers to the man's identity: 'This is a special likeness of Dalid Amir Tahmour Sahib Quran'.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-559-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1960.330
Date: 19th century
Material: Paper mounted on card
Dimensions: Roundel 2.75" D; 17.75" max H x 11.38" W
What: Painting / miniature, portrait
Subject: Paintings and manuscripts
Where: India
Description: Painting on paper mounted on card, with a portrait miniature in a roundel of an Indian nobleman, seated on a throne and holding a sword, surrounded by broad decorative margins: Indian, 19th century
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