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Shah Sarmad and Prince Dara Shikoh
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Shah Sarmad and Prince Dara Shikoh

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Description According to inscriptions written in Nasta'liq script, this painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.912, depicts the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh (born 1024 AH/AD 1615) and the holy man Shah Sarma seated under a tree. Behind the wise man stands an attendant with a peacock-feather fan. A celebrated scholar, sufi, and ruler, Dara Shikoh was the eldest son of Shah Jahan.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002

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12th century AH/AD 18th century (Mughal)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 17 1/8 x W: 9 9/16 in. (43.5 x 24.3 cm); Image H: 7 7/8 x W: 5 1/2 in. (20 x 14 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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