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Emperor Farrukhsiyar

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)
    Delhi (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with a brush in ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing, drawn in Indian ink on paper, pricked for use as a pinhole stencil, depicting a royal procession of the Emperor Farruksiyar (1713-1719), advancing to the left over undulating country. The Emperor, mounted on a prancing horse, is on the right. In his retinue appear murchal-bearers, spearmen on foot, elephants and their mahouts, bearers of banners, featuring fish and golden balls, mounted musicians and a palanquin.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)
Delhi (possibly, made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn with a brush in ink on paper


Height: 383 mm, Width: 612 mm, Height: 423 mm paper onto which object mounted, Width: 648 mm paper onto which object mounted

Descriptive line

Drawing, procession of the Emperor Farrukhsiyar, drawn in Indian ink on paper, pricked, Mughal, possibly Delhi, 18th century


Ink; Paper


Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Emperor; Mahout; Elephants; Horse


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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