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Emperor Ahmad Shah

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Plain (probably; Sikh with Guler influence, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by O.E. Dickinson

  • Museum number:

    IS.132-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting the Mughal Emperor Ahmad Shah. He is seated on a golden jewelled throne, facing left, and wears a plain white robe, orange turban and jewelled golden belt, and hold a golden turban piece in his hand.

Place of Origin

Punjab Plain (probably; Sikh with Guler influence, made)

Date

ca. 1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Picture of Ahmad Shah Padshah son of Muhammad Shah Padshah
Inscribed in Persian

Dimensions

Height: 255 mm page, Width: 205 mm page, Height: 177 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 116 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

From a series of Muslim rulers. Formerly owned by the Earl of Auckland (Governor General, 1836-1842).

Descriptive line

Painting, Emperor Ahmad Shah, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Sikh, probably Punjab Plain, ca. 1840

Production Note

Sikh with Guler influence

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Throne; Ruler

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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