Bifolio from the Gulshan Album (Left Side)
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1600-1625; Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 53.5 x 40 cm
Staatsbibliothek zu Berline – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Orientabteilung
Dazzling in its jewel-like colors, palpably present yogis and atmospheric landscapes, this opening from the great Gulshan album of the Mughal emperor Jahangir represents Nath, Ramanandi, and Sannyasi yogis as members of an amiable collective.
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery