Painting of travellers in the Sea

Scope and Content

Ink painting of three boats of travellers at sea with calligraphy on the top and bottom. Painting of travellers in the sea. Three boats, each with several people. A king sits in one of the boats with a throne-like fixture, he holds a bow and his assistant a bag of arrows. He has fired an arrow which has hit a white bird. Calligraphy is Nastaliq script. Last line: The Western lands are a great key to learning and literacy. Has a gold floral window mount. Ink, pigment and gold, calligraphy on paper. 1 sheet. Dimensions: 440 x 320 mm.

Access Information

Open access. However, due to the format of the item, please contact SOAS Library in advance of your visit.

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Removed from wooden frame by SOAS Brunei Gallery staff before transfer to SOAS Library

Archivist's Note

Descriptive text from former entry on SOAS Brunei Gallery catalogue


Custodial History

Following its donation to SOAS by the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust in 2011, this item was held in the SOAS Brunei Gallery art collection between 2011-2015 [Reference: SOASAW 2011.0239.01]