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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer- Anderson, Pasha.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, the hero Jahangir on horseback in combat with the evil champion Hizabr mounted on a rhinoceros. Page from an illustrated Shah nama.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


ca. 1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson Collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Shah nama illustration, Jahangir on horseback in combat with Hizabr on rhinoceros, opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal, ca. 1750

Labels and date

The hero Jahangir on horseback in combat with the evil champion Hisabr mounted on a rhinoceros. On the horizon the fight is watched by the King of Iran and his force on the right and the opposing army on the left. Reverse: the combatants are shown without spectators. Page of MS of the Shah Nama. Provincial Mughal, c. 1750. [1952]


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Rhinoceros; Horse; Battle


Paintings; Myths & Legends; Royalty; Illustration; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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