Description This painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.711, depicts the third Mughal Emperor Akbar (reigned 963 AH/AD 1556-1014 AH/AD 1605). It was executed in Mughal India in the12th century AH/AD 18th. Akbar is shown seated on a throne and holding the crown in his hands. The inscription in Devanagari script on the left side identifies the sitter as Akbar. The image is framed by salmon and blue borders with illuminated floral motifs.
- 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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