The Emperor Shah Jahan Standing on a Globe

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1618-19
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.1 x 15.8 cm (9 7/8 x 6 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Inscribed (later) to Hashim
  • Description

    Detached album folio; recto: Emperor Shah Jahan standing on a globe; inscriptions in Persian black nasta'liq script; verso: calligraphy panel, quatrain by Hafiz; Persian in black nasta'liq script; signature in the bottom cloud band; one of a group of 16 folios.
    Border: The painting is set in a pink, floral scroll inner frame and a gold outer frame mounted on paperboard with illuminated floral motifs. The calligraphy panel is set in an inner frame of cartouches with calligraphy and a pink floral scroll outer frame mounted on paperboard with illuminated floral motifs.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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