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Tasviri Akbar Padeshah va Sheik Saltm Chisti

June 30, 1759
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Tasviri Akbar Padeshah va Sheik Saltm Chisti



Tasviri Akbar Padeshah va Sheik Salim Chishti Single-page painting on a detached album folio. The Mughal emperor Akbar seated under a tree with Shaykh Salim Chishti, one attendant, two female musicians and a goatherd with his goats and dog. Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Mughal Style Mughal dynasty 18th Century Shaykh Salim Chishti (saint/martyr; Indian; Male; 1478 - 1572) Also known as: Salim Chishti; Salim al-Din Chishti; Saleem ud din Chishti Sufi saint belonging to the Chishti brotherhood or order, which itself was founded in the town of Chishti (near modern Herat, Afghanistan) around 930 AD. The Mughal emperor Akbar the Great (r. 1556-1605) favored him as he believed the saint's blessing was responsible for the birth of his first son, whom he named Salim in honor of the saint. Salim would later succeed his father under the reign name Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). Akbar also built a white marble tomb to honor Shaykh Salim in the courtyard of the mosque at Fatehpur Sikri, the city he had built (completely of red sandstone with the exception of the mausoleum) in present-day Uttar Pradesh, India (near Agra). Trustees of the British Museum

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