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"Shah Jahan on Horseback", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

June 30, 1627
Animals and Plants
Shah Jahan 1627–1658

"Shah Jahan on Horseback", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album



"Shah Jahan on Horseback", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album Painting by Payag (Indian, active ca. 1591�1658) Payag worked for the emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan over the course of a remarkably long, seven-decade career, and his brother Balchand was also a talented painter with whom he collaborated on a handful of paintings. The attribution of this portrait to Payag, written in the border below the painting by Shah Jahan, was recently confirmed by the discovery of a microscopic signature on the golden tip of the emperor's bow. Text and image credit: 2000-2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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