Lot 206
An Indian Miniature Painting of a Mughal Ruler
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Probably late 17th century, opaque colors and gold on paper, may be a portrait of Shah Jahan in his older age, the ruler is featured seated on a white marble and exotic tiled veranda on a luxurious rug with ornate scabbard and wearing jewels associated with rulers of the Mughal empire, painted with a lake and expanse of land behind him, delicate flora around the border, inscription written in Nasta'liq script, a Persian script popular in Mughal India, is below the image, comes in gilded frame under glass.

SS 14.75 x 9.75 in.

Purchased in Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1966 per label.

A tear to the side border and small tear to lower border; wear and rubbing to paper, especially around edges of paper; two areas of possible repair in painted sky area near top.

$400 - 800