PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR JAHANGIR PRAYING

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June 30, 1605
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Religion and Festival
Jahangir 1605–1627

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Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Praying
early 17th century
This work, completed shortly before the high point of Mughal portraiture, shows the emperor Jahangir (r. 1605�27) praying. It was painted near the beginning of his reign and is paired with a portrait of his father Akbar, also in the Museum's collection. Although neutral tones dominate, Jahangir's jewelry and the sash around his waist are accented in red and blue. The underdrawing, especially visible at Jahangir's feet and legs, indicates that the artist departed from his original plan in the process of executing this portrait.

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2000-2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

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This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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