Title Tansen
Accession Number AM-MIN-1224
Title2 Tansen
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Miniature Painting
Object Type Miniature Painting
Main Material Paper
Manufacturing Technique Tempera on Paper
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data C.17th Century CE
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Rajasthan
Origin Place Rajasthan
Find Place Rajasthan
Scribe NA
Style Mughal
School Mughal
Patron/Dynasty NA
Period / Year of Work C.17th Century CE
Tribe NA
Costume Man in bagalbandi and topi.
Culture NA
Dimensions 20.955x10.795 cm
Brief Description Painting depicts the image of a great singer 'Tansen' a historical personality of medieval period.
Detailed Description The great singer has a dark complexion, well round nose and drooping moustaches. his face is turned to the right. He wears a golden pagri, dupatta, kamarbad and a long jama reaching the ankles and purple slippers. It is made Syah kalam drawing. He was among the Navaratnas (nine jewels) at the court of the Mughal Emperor Jalal ud-din Mohammad Akbar. Akbar gave him the title Mian, an honorific, meaning learned man.