Mughal Royal Lineage

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mughal Royal Lineage

'Album of Mughal Indian Portraits -
House of Timur'

Muhammed Shah fol. 27v
Muhamman (sic.) Shah riding

Prince fol. 15v
Full-length portrait of a prince holding a fly-whisk
in one hand and a sword over his shoulder.

Amir Timur fol. 2r
Amir Timur: Portrait of a prince seated on a
golden throne, with a sword on his lap, wearing a
short-sleeved gold dress embroidered with flowers.

Jehangir Padshah fol. 13v
Jehangir Padshah: Shahjahan receives Ali Mardan
Khan in durbar. Mughal style, 17th century, c. 1640.

Jehangir Padshah fol. 14r
Jehangir Padshah: A prince seated at a window dictating to his secretary,
looking through an upper window at a stuffed gilded elephant,
mounted on a wooden trolley, in the courtyard below.

Shah Jehan and his court - 17th cent. Indian ruler's manuscript
Shah Jehan and his court. Portrait of the emperor
Shahjahan and his court, showing the emperor on a balcony,
fanned by attendants standing on gilded elephants.

Shah Jehan fol. 20r
Shah Jehan: Full-length portrait of the
emperor Shahjahan, standing facing left.