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Portrait of Bahadur Shah I. c. 1700-1770

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November 13, 1712
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I 1707–1712

Portrait of Bahadur Shah I. c. 1700-1770

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Title:


Portrait of Bahadur Shah I. c. 1700-1770


Dimensions:


32.7 x 22.2 cm (folio dimensions) | RCIN 1005069.j Description recto: Bahadur Shah I, c. 1750-70. 


Portrait of Emperor Bahadur Shah I in old age. He stands against a pale blue background, his head surrounded by a gold halo, holding a straight firangi sword and a jeweled sarpesh wearing a jade-hilted khanjar dagger at his waist. He wears a green jama with a purple repeated leaf pattern and yellow leather boots.


People involved


Creator(s)


Mughal Artist (artist)


Acquirer(s)


George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) 


Subject(s)


Bahadur Shah (r. 1707-1712)


Physical properties Measurements 32.7 x 22.2 cm


(folio dimensions) 21.5 x 13.1 cm


(image) 13 x 11 cm


Groupings Category Manuscripts


Object type(s)


visual works paintings


Subject(s)


Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sports Art Paintings Paintings-Indian school Natural Sciences & Mathematics Zoology Animals Birds


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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