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Emperor Aurangzeb

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.291-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, portrait of emperor Aurangzeb, seated on a masrad, with two ladies of the zanana (women's quarters) in attendance, a terrace scene overlooking trees, stream and rocky landscape.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 165 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 114 mm image within innermost painted borders, Height: 422 mm, Width: 282 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, emperor Aurangzeb, in opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal, late 18th century

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Trees; Women; Emperor; Stream; Rocks

Categories

Paintings; Portraits; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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