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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.247
People
Signed by Burdha Ram, Indian
Title
Portrait of Ahmad Saba Sint
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
dated 1868
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216947
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
17 x 13 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Language: English
    Script: “Ahmad Saba Sint”
    “1868”
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.247
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The painting is a portrait of Ahmad Saba Sint, identified by the inscription on the back of the image. He sits cross-legged against a large red bolster and on a striped rug. His hands rest in his lap as he looks straight on. He has dark hair that ends at the base of his neck and curls at the ends. He is bearded. He wears an elaborate white and black headdress. Next to him is a brown walking stick.

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