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"Portrait of Zamana Beg, Mahabat Khan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist:
Painting by Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)
Calligrapher:
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto: ca. 1610; verso: ca. 1530–40
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.3
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.3 verso:
In Persian, in lower rectangle of main calligraphy panel: Written by the poor sinful slave 'Ali the scribe.

Inscription: 55.121.10.3 recto:
In Persian, on the pink and gold border (in Shah Jahan's hand): A portrait of Mahabat Khan, done by Manohar.

Marking: 55.121.10.3 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).



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