Painting of The Emperor Aurangzeb from "The St. Petersburg Album" - ROM2009_10749_1

ROM2009_10749_1

Painting of The Emperor Aurangzeb from "The St. Petersburg Album"

Maker: Unknown artist; borders attributed to master decorator "Muhammad Baqir"
Medium:watercolour and gold on paper
Geography: Delhi, India
Date: c. 1680; compiled into album c. 1750
Dimensions:
32.1 x 47.3 cm
Object number: 924.12.146
Not on view
DescriptionThis stunning page of a Mughal emperor at leisure is part of the famous St. Petersburg Album featuring paintings and specimens of Persian calligraphy, which is present on the back of this page. Based on the guns held by his attendants, this is a scene of the Emperor hunting, one of the few important portraits in his later years.
Collection:
South Asia
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