A portrait of Muzaffar Khan Bahadur Jung
Deccan, 18th century or earlier
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; single line inscription in nasta'liq script: muzaffar khan bahadur jung baradar-i amir al-umara mansur jung ("Muzaffar Khan Bahadur (the brave) Jung, brother of Amir al-Umara (Commander of the Faithful) mansur Jung"). His face sensitively drawn in profile with a faint beard and thickening mustache, he wears a finely patterned gold bracade orange turban with green stripes, adorned with a kalgi (turban pin), his hands rest on his katar and sword with the shield suspended from a leather strap over his right shoulder. His pure white jama falls in faint pleats and delicate wrinkles along the sleeve.
Image: 7 x 4 1/2 in. (20 x 11 cm); Folio: 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (45 x 32.3 cm)