The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India
By Stuart Cary Welch, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie L. Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - 1987
The War Elephants Citranand and Udiya Collide in Battle: 1590-1595
This painting from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) is the left half of a double-page composition. The other side is Museum no. IS.2: 63-1896. It depicts the elephant Citranand attacking another, called Udiya, during the Mughal camp...
This chromolithograph is taken from plate 31 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The royal elephants of the Maharaja Holkar are being prepared for a ceremonial ride by their mahouts or handlers. They are caparisoned with rich ha...
A Mughal Emperor, possibly Aurangzeb is seated on a throne under a gold canopy. He inspects a piece of jewellery in his left hand. One of his sons stands behind him. An attendant waving a morchal stands behind the Emperor. Courtiers surround him; the one in the foregroun...
The last great atelier of Mughal painting revolved around the family of one man, Ghulam Ali Khan. The artist described himself in an inscription on one of his most celebrated pictures, as “the hereditary slave of the dynasty, Ghulam Ali Khan the portraitist, res...
The 'Timur Ruby' necklace
Spinels, diamonds, gold, enamel
50 cm long
The spinels from the Lahore Treasury, 1849; presented to Queen Victoria by the Directors of the East India Company, 1851; the necklace made for Queen Victoria, 1853 (£220 5s. and £131 17s. 6d.; Garrards Royal Ledger, f. 31...
Bahadur Shah II, the ex-King of Delhi, May 1858.
By Robert Tytler and Charles Shepard
This rare portrait of Bahadur Shah, Emperor of Delhi from 1837-57, shows him in captivity in Delhi awaiting trial by the British for his support of the Uprising of 1857-58. It was, apparently, common practice ...
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