The Grand Mughals - Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar (1526-1857)

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 16 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Emperor Jahangir with his sons Khusraw and Parviz.

Jahangir is shown seated under a canopy giving private audience to his two sons. The emperor is surrounded by five figures comprising the two princes bearing fruit and wine, two servants and a page holding a flywhisk. The figures a... Read More
 16 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Memoirs of the Emperor Jahangueir
Written by Himself
Translated from a Persian Manuscript
By Major David Price
Sold by J.Murray, London - 1829

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 15 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of a Mughal courtier in bust profile, thought to be Jahangir holding an apple in his right hand. Void background.

Album folio containing a single-page painting. Ink and opaque watercolours on paper.

Mughal Style
Mughal dynasty
1632 (circa)

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 15 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Jahangir weighing prince Khurram against gold and silver. Single-page painting mounted on detached album folio. Princely figure sits cross-legged in a large scale ornately decorated with gold, rubies, and other precious jewels. Mahabat Khan, Khan Jahan and attendants look on. In the foreground st... Read More
 15 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Waki?at-i Jahangiri
By Henry Miers Elliot
Published by Sheikh Mubarak Ali, Lahore - 1875

The history of the reign of Jahangir depends almost entirely on the memoirs written by himself or under his directions. It has long been known that there were different works claiming to ... Read More
 14 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri or, Memoirs of Jahangir
Translated by Alexander Rogers
Edited by Henry Beveridge.
Published by Royal Asiatic Society, London -1909

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 14 Nov 2013 Artefacts
Gold coin.
(obverse) Portrait of Jahangir.
(reverse) Lion surmounted by sun.
Ruler: Jahangir
Mughal dynasty
1611 AD (AH 1020)

Inscription Transliteration:
A likeness of Jahangir Shah, son of Akbar Shah, in the year 6 of his reign.

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 14 Nov 2013 Artefacts
Read your horoscope today?

The Persian couplet on the obverse (front) of this coin might be not mean much to most, but look closely at the friendly-looking lion and he can tell you something about this coin without you needing to learn Persian. The sun behind him shows he is Leo from the Zodia... Read More
 14 Nov 2013 Artefacts
Gold mohur of Jahangir - Capricorn

Mughal dynasty, AD 1605-28
From Agra, India

Signs of the zodiac, a sign of the times

In 1584, the Mughal emperor of India, Akbar (1556-1605), established a new religion, Din-i Ilahi ('Divine Faith') and a corresponding new era, the Ilahi era, based on ... Read More
 26 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
New Book:
Images of Thought: Visuality in Islamic India 1550-1750
By Gregory Minissale
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing -2009

With many illustrations and diagrams, 'Images of Thought' provides easy to follow ways in which to read Indian, Persian and European paintings in terms of comp... Read More
 26 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
At Indra's insistence, Rambha approaches Visvamitra to distract the sage from his austerities; verso: text

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 61; recto:
1597-1605

By Mushfiq
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 27.5 W: 15.2 ... Read More
 26 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 38; recto: text; verso: Rama and Laksmana Confront the Demons Marica and Subahu
1597-1605

By Mohan
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 26.1 W: 13.9 cm
Northern India

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 26 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
Workshop and Patron in Mughal India: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd al-Rahim (Artibus Asiae)
By John Seyller
Publisher: Paul Holberton publishing (January 1, 2002)

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 25 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Mahajambunada fells Ravana
Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 312; recto: text; verso
1597-1605

Painted by Kamal
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 27.5 W: 15.2 cm
Northern India

The Freer Ramayana, an illustrated manuscript of t... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Ravana converses with MAHAJAMBUNADA, who is surrounded by a ring of fire and attended by Laksmi

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 313; recto
1597-1605

Painted by Kamal
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 27.5 W: 15.2 cm
Northern I... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 131; recto: Ravana seizes Sita by the hair to abduct her to Lanka; verso: text
1597-1605

Painted by Shyam Sundar
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 26.4 W: 14.3 cm
Northern India

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 13 Sep 2013 Artefacts
Man's robe (jama), 17th century
India, Deccan, Burhanpur or Hyderabad
Cotton; painted, with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and ... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
An opaque watercolour painting on paper depicting The Emperior Shah Jahan and three of his sons and courtiers, approaching an idgah for Muslim festival, possibly at Ajmer.

ca. 1635

Opaque watercolour on paper

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 18 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Divan-i-Hafiz
By Hafiz
Translated from Persian to English by Henry Wilberforce Clarke
Published by Government of India Central Printing Office, Calcutta- 1891


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 17 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Poems from the Divan of Hafiz
Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Published by William Heineman, London - 1897

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Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: text, ... Read More