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Room 33 | Mughal India 1500-1900 gallery

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Attendants at an imperial durbar

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  • Description

    This right half of a double-page composition was probably made for a manuscript of the Padshahnama, the official history of Shah Jahan’s reign. In the left page, the emperor would receive the Persian ambassador in a durbar assembly. Here lesser grandees and court attendants are assembled, including several Persians on the left in their Safavid turbans. Two imperial elephants with their youthful riders are also present. Musicians play over the gateway above.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1645
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Artist/maker
    possibly Hunhar (active mid-17th century) (artist)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 50.4 x 40.4 x 1.9 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 36.1 x 26.4 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.14
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 15 on p. 52, p. 18, illus. p. 53

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