"SHAH JAHAN ON A TERRACE, HOLDING A PENDANT SET WITH HIS PORTRAIT", FOLIO FROM THE SHAH JAHAN ALBUM

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June 30, 1627
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Shah Jahan 1627–1658

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"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Chitarman (active ca. 1627�70)

The presentation of the emperor amplifies the formula evolved during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir. Shah Jahan is exquisitely dressed and richly adorned with jewels, his imperial rank emphasized by his radiating halo and the hovering angels borrowed from European art. The skills of many craftsmen and designers of the Mughal court jewelers, weavers, architects, feather workers, armorers, stonecutters, and others are represented here. This is Chitarman's earliest dated picture, painted soon after Shah Jahan's accession.

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2000-2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

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This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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