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"Portrait of Sayyid Abu'l Muzaffar Khan, Khan Jahan Barha", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist:
Painting by Lalchand
Calligrapher:
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto: ca. 1630; verso: ca.1530–50
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm) W. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.5
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.5 verso:
In Persian, in lower left triangle: Written by the poor Mir 'Ali the scribe may God cover his faults.

Inscription: 55.121.10.5 recto:
In Persian, on the pink and gold border (in Shah Jahan's hand): A good portrait of Sayyid Khan Jahan Barha, done by Lalchand.

Marking: 55.121.10.5 recto:
Margin number '36' 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. 65 and 66.

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. 65, 66, pp. 214- 217, ill., verso pl. 65 (b/w); recto pl. 66 (color).



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