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Khiżr presents a globe to Shāh Jahān

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




Khiżr presents a globe to Shāh Jahān India, ca. 1825-1850. Description:1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 415 x 283 mm Links: Detailed descriptions and additional bibliographies Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--19th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Language: Mount written on in Persian. Notes: Ms. Mughal miniature; illuminated in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Miniature measures 225 x 130 mm. The two figures are identified in Persian on the lower edge of the mount; the figure of Khiżr is there misidentified. 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.458.11. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 156-157; figure 213. Subjects: Shah Jahan, Emperor of India, approximately 1592-1666. Manuscripts, Persian--New York (State)--New York. 1825-1850. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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