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Raja Hari Sen of Mandi (r. 1604-1623-37)

June 30, 1650
Shah Jahan 1627–1658

Raja Hari Sen of Mandi (r. 1604-1623-37)



Raja Hari Sen of Mandi (r. 1604-1623-37) c. 1650 Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Mandi Page: 31.8 x 17.8 cm (12 1/2 x 7 in.); Image: 29.8 x 15.6 cm (11 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.) Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.96 DID YOU KNOW? Raja Hari Sen adorns a Jahangir-style turban which was out of imperial fashion at the time of portraiture DESCRIPTION In the portrait, the raja is depicted clad in a gheradar jama tied with a short-length pataka, a feature of Jahangir-era fashion. He stands confidently against a monochromatic fern green backdrop, with his left hand supporting his sword in a mauve sheath while his right hand reaches toward his dagger securely tucked in his belt. INSCRIPTION 111 INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION [Number] 111

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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