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The Tezkereh al Vakiat or Private Memoirs of the Moghul Emperor Humayun

June 30, 1605
Jahangir 1605–1627

The Tezkereh al Vakiat or Private Memoirs of the Moghul Emperor Humayun



An ambassador before Humayun, c. 1610 Attributed to Miskin (Indian, active 1570s�c. 1604) Opaque watercolor with gold on paper Humayun, the second Mughal emperor of India, son of Babur and father of Akbar, is enthroned in an outdoor royal encampment. The scene recalls Humayun�s 15 years of exile between 1540 and 1555, many of which he spent traveling through Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, after an Afghan rebel ousted him from India. Text and image credit: The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Very good information.


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