MUHAMMAD SHAH IN A PALANQUIN

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June 30, 1730
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Muhammad Shah 1720–1748

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DESCRIPTION

The litter or Palanquin is a class of wheelless vehicles, a type of human-powered transport, for the transport of persons. Smaller litters may take the form of open chairs or beds carried by two or more carriers, some being enclosed for protection from the elements. Larger litters, for example those of the Chinese emperors, may resemble small rooms upon a platform borne upon the shoulders of a dozen or more people. To most efficiently carry a litter, porters either place the carrying poles directly upon their shoulders or use a yoke to transfer the load from the carrying poles to the shoulders.

Attributed to: Chitarman (Indian, active about 1715–1760) Indian, Mughal Mughal period About 1730–40 Object Place: Northern India

MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

DIMENSIONS

Overall: 38.6 x 43.4cm (15 3/16 x 17 1/16in.)

ACCESSION NUMBER

26.283

Asia

CLASSIFICATIONS

Paintings

PROVENANCE

1926, sold by Ganeshi Lall and Son, Agra, India, to the MFA for $390. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

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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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