Posted on: 23 September 2015

The majlis of Shaykh al-Mashayikh Nizam al-Din Awliya on a terrace at night.
Hyderabad, circa 1830

Gouache on paper, the names of the other khawajas, Hazrats and sheikhs written in nasta'liq script on painted surface, floral border with nasta'liq inscription at top.

Nizam al-Din Awliya (d. AH 725/AD 1325) was the most celebrated saint in India. The famous poet Amir Khusraw was one of his disciples and he is among those depicted in this painting.

Source: Bonhams

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Goirick-da, thought you should have a look!

We can't thank you enough from introducing rarest treasures! Thanks a lot!

This is lovely thanks!

Reminded me of second market at CRP.