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Aʻẓam Shāh holding the sword of state (MS M.458.3).

December 31, 1824
The Morgan Library and Museum
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

Aʻẓam Shāh holding the sword of state (MS M.458.3).



Aʻẓam Shāh holding the sword of state (MS M.458.3). India, ca. 1825-1850. Description:1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; leaf: 415 x 285 mm; image: 215 x 125 mm Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--19th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Language: Inscription in Persian. Notes: Ms. Mughal miniature; illuminated in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Identified in the inscription as a portrait of Aʻẓam Shāh, probably incorrectly so--Cf. Schmitz. MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r. Provenance: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943). Associated Names: Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner. Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner. Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner. Cite as:Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.3. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 146-147. Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian--New York (State)--New York. 1825-1850. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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