Portrait of Bara Malik; he was first vizier of the sultan who ruled over the city of Bidar (?); later he became ruler of Golconda and founded Golconda

Bara Malik is depicted up to his hips, half turned to the right, with his right hand on his sword, and his left hand on a dagger tucked into his belt. Page 19A in the ‘Witsen-Album’, with 49 Indian miniatures of monarchs. Above the portrait a piece of paper with the name in Persian. Below the portrait a piece of paper with the name in Portuguese.

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