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Portrait of Emperor Jahangir

Object Name:
Illustrated single work
Date:
ca. 1615–20
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm) W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.47
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Translation: In small gold cartouche above is his name: "Jahangir Shahi. God is the Creator." In small gold cartouche below portrait is artist's signature: "The slave Ni'mat Qadim Abu 'l Hasan." As this is in a cartouche and not on the painting itself, it may be an attribution.
    On reverse: a medallion with a large seal of nine circles. Center: "Abu'l-Musaffar Nur ad-Din Jahangir Padishah Ghazi, year 62 (?)." The eight circles outside: 1) son of Akbar padishah 2) son of Humayun padishah 3) son of Babur padishah 4) son of 'Umar Shaikh Mirza 5) son of Sultan Abu Sa'id 6) son of Sultan Muhammad Mirza 7) son of Miran Shah 8) son of Timur mir (or amir) Sahib Qiran." These are Jahangir's ancestors in the direct line back to Timur.

    Marking: See additional card.

  • Provenance

    Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)

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