"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
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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part II: Vegetal Patterns," September 10, 1998–January 10, 1999.
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).