A portrait of a Golconda ruler. Golconda, late 17th Century

gouache on paper, English and Telugu inscriptions of identification at top and bottom on outer border, unframed. 179 x 104 mm. Sold for £1,320

Footnote: The English inscription appears to read: Ale Alum Cawus, which does not correspond with a known Deccani ruler.

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