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Single Leaf of Six Spiritual Teachers
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Single Leaf of Six Spiritual Teachers

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Description This Mughal drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.696, dating to the 11th century AH/AD 17th, depicts 6 spiritual teachers arranged in a semi-circle. Two of these figures are Hazrat Miyan Shah Mir (died 1045 AH/AD 1635) and his disciple Mulla Shah [Badakhshi] (died 1072 AH/AD 1661) (facing each other). Miyan Mir was a spiritual instructor of Dara Shikuh (died 1069 AH/AD 1659), the oldest son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The other figures are: Hazrat Mulla Khvajah, Miyan Abu al-Ma'ali, Shah Muhammad Dilruba, and Shah Khayali.
Date Description Narrative
7/08/1975Examinationexamined for condition
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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11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal)
ink and pigments on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 10 1/8 x W: 7 3/4 in. (25.7 x 19.7 cm); Image H: 7 1/2 x W: 5 5/16 in. (19 x 13.5 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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