The Persian couplet on the obverse (front) of this coin might be not mean much to most, but look closely at the friendly-looking lion and he can tell you something about this coin without you needing to learn Persian. The sun behind him shows he is Leo from the Zodia...
Workshop and Patron in Mughal India: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd al-Rahim (Artibus Asiae)
By John Seyller
Publisher: Paul Holberton publishing (January 1, 2002)
One of six drawings of figures from the Mughal emperor's ceremonial procession on the occasion of Id. A covered sedan chair being carried by eight or nine men, wearing white with various coloured sashes and turbans. Three accompanying figures, one with a parasol.
Plate 1 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The Jami Masjid of Delhi, the largest mosque in India, was built between 1644 and 1658, as the principal religious monument of the new capital of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, e...
Duryodhana and his brothers
Opaque water colour and gold on paper
This painting has been detached from an illustrated volume of the Razmnama, or Book of War, the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. This Sanskrit text was translated by order of the emperor Akbar so t...
This archaic battle scene, taken from the epic Razmnameh, depicts Arjuna and Bhishma in their war chariots attacking one another from opposing sides. Charioted horses await below, while a group of horsemen, sounding a trumpet and drum, stand in the top right corner.