"Portrait of Qilich Khan Turani", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Painting by La'lchand
Calligrapher Mir 'Ali Haravi

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463

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.

"Portrait of Qilich Khan Turani", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, Painting by La'lchand, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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