"Portrait of Zamana Beg, Mahabat Khan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
recto: ca. 1610; verso: ca. 1530–40
Attributed to India
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm)
W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Not on view
Signature: 126.96.36.199 verso: In Persian, in lower rectangle of main calligraphy panel: Written by the poor sinful slave 'Ali the scribe.
Inscription: 188.8.131.52 recto: In Persian, on the pink and gold border (in Shah Jahan's hand): A portrait of Mahabat Khan, done by Manohar.
Marking: 184.108.40.206 recto: Margin number '6' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, from 1929]; [ Kevorkian Foundation, New York, until 1955; gift and sale to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Emperor's Album: Images of Mughal India," October 21, 1987–February 14, 1988, nos. 23 and 24.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part II: Vegetal Patterns," September 10, 1998–January 10, 1999, no catalogue.
Memoirs of Jahangir. London, 1829. p. 30.
Welch, Stuart Cary, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston. The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. nos. 23, 24, pp. 127-130, ill., verso pl. 23 (color); recto pl. 24 (color).