Baba Junayd Is Rude to Umar and Turns Him Away from the Caravanserai, from a Hamzanama

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1570
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton
H x W (overall): 69.8 x 53.7 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Hamzanama, India, man, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)

To 1981
Marvin Sadik Fine Arts, Inc., Falmouth, ME, to 1981 [1]

From 1981
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Marvin Sadik Fine Arts, Inc. in 1981


[1] The object is said to have been "in a farmhouse in Maine" for over fifty years before it was acquired by the dealer who sold it to the Freer Gallery of Art (see Curatorial Note 4 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Marvin Sadik Fine Arts, Inc.

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd ed. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 6C, p. 56.
  • Oleg Grabar. Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page from the 8th to the 17th Century., English ed. New York. pp. 64-65, pl. 8.
  • John Seyller. The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India. Washington. cat. 37, pp. 127, 263, R53.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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