(India – )
Ibrahim Adham ministered by angels
- Not on display
- Further information
Ibrahim Adham (died c778 CE) was a Prince of Balkh (ancient Bactria, now Afghan Turkestan), who governed a large province in the northeast of Persia. He renounced his throne to live as an ascetic in the wilderness. He is regarded as one of Islam's earliest ascetics, a great Sufi master and a prominent mystic. In this painting, Ibrahim Adham is attended to by angels who bring him food and water. The name of the artist, Bhupat Das, is given in an inscription on the waterflask.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.38.
- Place of origin
- India: Provincial Mughal circa 1748–circa 1860
- circa 1760
- Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
- opaque watercolour with gold on paper
- 18.7 x 12 cm image; 27.1 x 20.1 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.c.[on water flask carried by centre angel]. Black ink. Persian script. Not dated.
- Purchased 1962
- Accession number