AN AMBASSADOR BEFORE HUMAYUN

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June 30, 1610
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Jahangir 1605–1627

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DESCRIPTION

An Ambassador before Humayun
c. 1610

attributed to Miskin
(Indian, active 1570s–c. 1604)

Mughal India

Opaque watercolor with gold on paper

Painting: 20.9 x 11.7 cm (8 1/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.320

DID YOU KNOW?

Humayun wore a special type of turban, his Taj-i Izzat (Crown of Power and Glory).

DESCRIPTION

Humayun, the second Mughal emperor of India, son of Babur and father of Akbar, is enthroned in an outdoor royal encampment. The scene recalls Humayun’s 15 years of exile between 1540 and 1555, many of which he spent traveling through Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, after an Afghan rebel ousted him from India.

INSCRIPTION

Persian inscription at upper left probably added c. 1700s, in nasta‘liq script: the work of the master Miskin / Great King Hasan . . .]

EXHIBITION HISTORY

The Cleveland Museum of Art (7/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India, cat. 46, p. 149-51.

Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

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

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