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Prince Murad Bakhsh and Prince Aurangzeb

June 30, 1627
Shah Jahan 1627–1658

Prince Murad Bakhsh and Prince Aurangzeb



Prince Murad Bakhsh and Prince Aurangzeb Mughal India, about 1630 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. The two portraits of Mughal princes have been pasted to the same page and overpainted. On the left Murad Baksh, Shah Jahan's youngest son, wears pearls strung with emeralds and rubies, a pearl and gold pendant and two gold armbands set with jewels. By contrast, Aurangzeb's jewelry is more conservative - a small emerald and pearl pendant, a shot pearl necklace and pearl and ruby earrings. Text and image credit: Trustees of the British Museum

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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