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Emperor Jahangir

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610 - ca. 1615 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Emperor Jahangir receiving pearls from his eldest son, Prince Khusrau, during a private audience at which the princes Parviz, Khurram and three courtiers are also present.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


ca. 1610 - ca. 1615 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Nur ad-din Jahangir padshah/ padshahzada Muhammad Khurram Shah Jahan/ Shahzadaha-ye digar/ Rao Ratan'
'The emperor Nur ad-Din Jahangir/ Prince Muhammad Khurram Shah Jahan/ other princes/ Rao Ratan'
Inscription in Persion below the picture identifying the figures. It is a later addition and the identification of the prince offering the pearls as Khurram is incorrect, as is the identification of the man on the extreme left as Rao Ratan.

Object history note

J.C. French collection; acquired by Luzac & Co (1950). Purchased in 1955 with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund from the Executors of J. C. French.

Descriptive line

Painting, Jahangir receiving pearls from one of his sons, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1610-1615


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold



Subjects depicted

Pearls; Emperor


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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