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"Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist:
Attributed to Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)
Calligrapher:
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto: ca. 1615; verso: ca. 1530–45
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm) W. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.23v
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.23 verso:
In Persian, in lower left corner triangle: The poor Mir 'Ali.

Inscription: 55.121.10.23 recto:
In Persian, in upper right corner under canopy: Shah Jahangir.
In Persian, under carpet: Manohar, slave of the court.
In Persian, on paper: God is the greatest. Nur-ud-din Jahangir, son of Akbar Shah, is Padshah in form and essence through the grace of God.

Marking: 55.121.10.23 recto:
Margin number '37' 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]
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