The intricate world of Indian miniatures

The intricate world of Indian miniatures

From dynamic depictions of princely activity to elegant portraits of noblemen, the exquisite miniatures forming this collection bear witness to the sophistication and indulgence of courtly life. The presence of royal regalia in a number of the works featured here also stresses the importance of the miniature in reinforcing dynastic lineage. The collection is led by a folio from the ‘Late Shah Jahan Album’, renowned for its distinctive floral, figural and animal borders. Other highlights include a sensitively drawn scene of two ladies sharing a tender moment along with a striking portrait of Emperor Akbar holding Humayun’s distinctive turban crown.