An Illustration from the Iskandanama of Nezamni: Alexander in disguise at the court of Queen Nushaba
Lucknow, late 18th Century
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper; bordered by panels containing Nasta'liq script text within cloudbands and angled panels. Verso with a central panel of Nasta'liq calligraphy.
Under a broad textile canopy and surrounded by her female attendants, Alexander and his entourage present gifts and a portrait to Nushaba.
Image: 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (27.3 x 18.4 cm) Folio: 22 3/4 x 15 in. (57.8 x 38 cm)