Shah Jahan holding a spinel and a long Deccan sword, from the Late Shah Jahan Album

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper | 36.7 x 25.4cm | c. 1650


This page came from an imperial album assembled for Shah Jahan toward the end of his reign. Only portraits of the emperors have angels hovering with a crown in the top border along with the predator peacefully paired with his prey below. Shah Jahan c...
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