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"Four Portraits: (upper left) A Raja (Perhaps Raja Sarang Rao), by Balchand; (upper right) 'Inayat Khan, by Daulat; (lower left) 'Abd al-Khaliq, probably by Balchand; (lower right) Jamal Khan Qaravul, by Murad", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
"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
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The subject of this portrait was viceroy of the Deccan and one of Shah Jahan’s leading soldiers. For distinguished service during the conquest of Daulatabad, he received the title "Khan Dauran." By the time of his death in 1645, Khan Dauran had been promoted to the highest imperial rank held by a person of nonroyal blood.
Signature: 188.8.131.52 recto:
In Persian in border below calligraphy: The poor Mir 'Ali.Marking: 184.108.40.206 verso:
Margin number '2' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,; Hagop Kevorkian, New York, 1929–55; gift and sale to MMA]
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