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"Akbar With Lion and Calf", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
"Portrait of Zamana Beg, Mahabat Khan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Rosette Bearing the Name and Title of Emperor Aurangzeb (Recto), from the Shah Jahan Album
"Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
"Portrait of Sayyid Abu'l Muzaffar Khan, Khan Jahan Barha", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
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The sitter of the portrait was governor of Lahore, and later became governor of Kabul and Kandahar after the latter was captured from the Safavids of Iran in 1637–38. Many portraits of the nobles who served under Jahangir and Shah Jahan were collected in this album; typical is the positioning of the figure against a plain green ground and the use of the profile view.
Signature: 126.96.36.199 verso:
In Persian, in corner triangle of upper rectangle: The poor Mir 'Ali.Marking: 188.8.131.52 recto:
Margin number '3' 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, 1929–55; gift and sale to MMA]
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