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Portrait of Shahjahan Padishah

Portrait of Shahjahan Padishah (1628-1658) in his elder years wearing pink robe, holding two swords and a dagger

By Ganga Ram Shahjahani, India
Gouache on paper
Probably 18th century
L: 6.75 in. (17.145 cm),
W: 3.25 in. (8.255 cm)

Shah Jahan stands on a dark ground wearing a sword and thrusting dagger he holds a second sword with his right hand.  He is clad in a pink robe with gold waist sash and a gold turban with light turban decoration.  The landscape stretches to a horizon about 1/8th of the distance from the upper margin of the composition.