Christian motifs are very much the exception in Indian painting. This makes them all the more striking as evidence of Indo-European exchange.
The Jesuit delegation that journeyed to the court of Emperor Akbar in 1580 presented the Mughal ruler with an illustrated Bible. Following the usual trade routes, European prints and paintings also found their way to India and there met with great interest among local artists.
The exhibition will take place at the Rietberg Museum in Zürich, Switzerland, until March 22, 2015.