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The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (1658-1707) on Horseback

June 30, 1670
Animals and Plants
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (1658-1707) on Horseback



Fig. 66: THE MUGHAL EMPEROR AURANGZEB (1658-1707) ON HORSEBACK, Mughal, c. 1670, Having dethroned his father, exccuted his eldest brother and caused the deaths of the remaining two, Aurangzeb ascended the throne in Delhi in 1658. In this triumphal equestrian portrait, Aurangzeb is depicted as a mail-clad warrior as he no doubt would have wished to be remembered, as a ghazi or warrior for the orthodox faith. He left Delhi for the Deccan in 1679 never to return. Opaque watercolour and silver, 30 x 24 cm. British Library, London, Johnson Album.3, no. 4.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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