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Mughal Court Scene
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Mughal Court Scene


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Description This Mughal painting, Walters W.698 attributable to the 12th century AH/AD 18th, depicts a court scene with a learned man addressing a seated Mughal ruler, most probably Jahangir (died 1037 AH/AD 1627). The painted images of Jesus and Mary behind him are found in other illustrations and are attested to in extant murals from Mughal India. On the back are Persian verses written in Nasta'liq script. The text is surrounded by an illuminated floral border comparable to those produced during the reign of Shah Jahan (reigned 1037 AH/AD 1628-1068 AH/AD 1657).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/22/2016Treatmentexamined for exhibition; media consolidation
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
12th century AH/AD 18th century (Mughal)
Medium
paper with ink, paint, and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.698
Measurements
H: 13 1/4 x W: 8 7/8 in. (33.7 x 22.5 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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