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Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Jahan
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Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Jahan

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Description This small drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.700, is a portrait of the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (died 1076 AH/AD 1666). The image is surrounded by a border of buff-tinted, gold-sprinkled paper.
Date Description Narrative
8/26/1975Examinationexamined for condition
11/07/1984Treatmentexamined for condition; re-housed
11/12/1984Treatmentexamined for exhibition; re-housed
3/25/1999Treatmentmounted; re-housed
10/14/2009Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
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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mid 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 7 1/16 x W: 4 15/16 in. (18 x 12.5 cm); Image H: 1 15/16 x W: 2 3/8 in. (5 x 6 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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