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Portrait of Shah Jahan

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Description This Mughal portrait set in an oval medallion, Walters manuscript leaf W.703, dates to the late11th century AH/AD 17th and represents the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1076 AH/AD 1666). The portrait is comparable to other depictions of the ruler, including Walters W.700, which is inscribed with Shah Jahan's name, Shah Jahan Holding a Turban Ornament in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.78.6.15), and the relief portrait bust of Shah Jahan in alabaster housed in the Riksmuseum, Amsterdam (12249).
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; Safavid)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 10 7/16 x W: 6 5/16 in. (26.5 x 16 cm); Image H: 5 7/8 x W: 3 1/8 in. (15 x 8 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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