W.703, Single leaf of a portrait of Shah Jahan
This Mughal portrait set in an oval medallion dates to the late eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE and represents the Mughal Emperor Shāh Jahān (d. 1076 AH / 1666 CE). The portrait is comparable to other depictions of the ruler, including W.700, which is inscribed with Shāh Jahān's name, Shah Jahan Holding a Turban Ornament in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.78.6.15), and the relief portrait bust of Shah Jahan in alabaster housed in the Riksmuseum, Amsterdam (12249). The portrait is flanked by two inscribed cartouches with a blue and pink stenciled floral border.
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