Posted on: 23 September 2015

A prince seated on a terrace holding a sarpech, with attendants standing behind.
Hyderabad, late 18th Century

Gouache and gold on paper, floral border, panel in upper border with inscription Aristu Jah Bahadur in nasta'liq script.

The figure is perhaps Ghulam Sayyid Khan, titled Aristu Jah (1781-1804), the minister to Mir Nizam 'Ali Khan Asafjah II.

Source: Bonhams

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The infamous Sayyid Brothers?