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Name of Object:

A Prince Rides Out With A Hunting Party


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Holding Museum:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Date of Object:

c. Hegira 1005 / c. AD 1605

Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gouache heightened with gold on vellum


38.5 x 30cm

Period / Dynasty:



Indian subcontinent


Mughal emperors stressed on recording their achievements, they commissioned miniature paintings of their ancestors and invited artists to accompany them on expeditions. This miniature painting dated circa 1605 depicted prince rides out with a hunting party.

Selected bibliography:

Chapman, Caroline, Gibson, Melanie, Manginis, George, McSweeney, Anna, Phillips, Charles & Iain Zaczek, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Islamic Art and Architecture, London: Lorenz Books, 2010: 212-213.
De Guise, Lucien, Jewels without Crowns: Mughal Gems in Miniatures, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2010.

Citation of this web page:

 "A Prince Rides Out With A Hunting Party" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;my;Mus21;39;en

MWNF Working Number: MY1 39


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