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Mughal PaintingsArt and Stories, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Published by GILES in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art

Add to Cart US$69.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 368 pages, 280 x 240 mm (9½ x 11 in)

Illustrations — 400 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£49.95/US$69.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-89-2

Press Release — A captivating and vibrant reflection of the art...

Sales Points

"This important and accessible volume will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars and to armchair readers looking to escape into an enchanted world"--J. M. Bloom, Boston College, CHOICE

"A stimulating and richly rewarding discussion of perhaps the most popular aspect of the arts of India"—Milo Cleveland Beach

About the Book

The mighty Persian warrior Rustam; the Israelite prophets; the Christian Messiah; the Mughal emperors; and the women of the harem—Mughal paintings tell the stories of these figures from epic poetry, holy texts, and the history of the Mughals, one of the greatest empires of the early modern period. Captured in this unique art form, Mughal paintings blend Persian and Indian themes and styles, along with Central Asian and European elements. The results are works of great beauty: intense and delicate, detailed and luxurious, with a distinctive character of their own.

The Cleveland Museum of Art holds one of the leading collections of Indian art in the United States, illustrated here in stunning detail. The provenance, publication history, and technical information of each manuscript painting is also accompanied by full transcriptions of Persian and Arabic calligraphy. This, the third volume in a series dedicated to the Cleveland Museum’s special conservation collections, casts new light on these stunning paintings.

About the Author(s)

Sonya Rhie Quintanilla is the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Mohsen Ashtiany is is currently a research scholar and editor on the Encyclopaedia Iranica at the Center for Iranian Studies of Columbia University. Marcus Fraser is is an independent scholar, cataloguer, curator, and specialist consultant in Islamic and Indian manuscripts and painting. Catherine Glynn served from 1970 to 1980 as assistant and associate curator of Indian and Islamic art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pedro Moura Carvalho has served as deputy director, Art and Programs, at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, before which he was the deputy director and chief curator of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum in Singapore. Ruby Lal is professor of South Asian Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, Atlanta.