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Bahadur Shah Zafar : Calligraphy (5)

December 31, 1849
Mirza Firuz Shah
Art and Calligraphy
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Bahadur Shah Zafar : Calligraphy (5)



A calligraphic head made by Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, carrying in mirror image the sacred names of Prophet Muhammad, ‘Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husayn (alayhimus salam), expressing his deep veneration of the Holy five. [Lahore, National Museum. cit. Annemarie Schimmel, Islam in India and Pakistan, Leiden, Brill,1982, p.17

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Very good information.


The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

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