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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:
Attributed to India
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, 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).



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