W.696, Single leaf of six spiritual teachers
This Mughal drawing, dating to the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE, depicts six spiritual teachers arranged in a semi-circle. Two of these figures are Ḥazrat Miyān Shāh Mīr (d. 1045 AH / 1635 CE) and his disciple Mullā Shāh [Badakhshī] (d. 1072 AH / 1661 CE) (facing each other). Miyān Mīr was a spiritual instructor of Dārā Shikūh (d. 1069 AH / 1659 CE), the oldest son of the Mughal Emperor Shāh Jahān. The other figures are: Ḥazrat Mullā Khvājah, Miyān Abū al-Maʿālī, Shāh Muḥammad Dilrubā, and Shāh Khayālī.
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