Prince Salim

Painting
ca. 1630 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a young prince, Prince Salim (later Emperor Jahangir) holding a mirror in a jewelled frame of European design. The knife (kard) suspended from his belt has a knob in the form of a slightly tilted human head.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Prince Salim, by Bichitr, opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal, ca. 1630
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a young prince, Prince Salim (later Emperor Jahangir) holding a mirror in a jewelled frame of European design. The knife (kard) suspended from his belt has a knob in the form of a slightly tilted human head.

Dimensions
  • Page width 38.8cm height: 25cm
  • Page width 26.4 width: 18.1cm
Content description
A young prince, Prince Salim (later Emperor Jahangir) holding a mirror in a jewelled frame of European design. The knife (kard) suspended from his belt has a knop in the form of a slightly tilted human head.
Style
Object history
From the Minto Album.
Production
Mughal court
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982 Number: ISBN 0 906969 26 3Robert Skelton, cat. no. 50, p. 41
  • Ashmore, Sonia. "Muslin", London, V&A Publishing, 2012.p. 17, fig. 8.
  • R. Elgood, Vol. 10, 2004, "Mughal Arms and the Indian Court Tradition", p. 84, fig. 10.
Collection
Accession Number
IM.28-1925

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record createdMay 14, 2008
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