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Nobleman smoking on a terrace North India, c. 1670

June 30, 1670
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Nobleman smoking on a terrace North India, c. 1670



Nobleman smoking on a terrace North India, c. 1670 A Mughal nobleman, possibly an officer serving with Aurangzeb's armies in the Deccan, sits drinking from a porcelain wine-cup, while a youth in a flowered robe holds the hookah steady for him. Further youthful attendants stand at either side. From the refined naturalism of his style and subtly heightened palette, the artist Ali Reza seems to have been among the Mughal-trained painters who later sought work in the Deccan. 2011 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum

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