Portrait of Guru Teg Bahadur

Unknown, Sikh School1875/1900

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature
New Delhi, India

Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru in succession, is seated in the open against a big bolster of elaborate design and fine texture, on a carpet with polka dots. The white nimbus stands in contrast with the black in the background. The contemplative character is captured successfully in the portrait. The Guru's favorite hawk is in conversation with him. The plain red background has a patch of black suggesting a hillock. The inscription in Gurumukhi on the top border reads: Guru Teg Bahadur Ji-9


  • Title: Portrait of Guru Teg Bahadur
  • Creator: Unknown, Sikh School
  • Date: 1875/1900
  • Location: Punjab Hills
  • Physical Dimensions: Natural pigment on paper, 10x13cm
  • Subject Keywords: Sikh School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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