27 April 2004
THE EMPEROR JAHANGIR AT A HUNT
MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1600-05
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the Emperor seated on a golden throne beneath a tented enclosure surrounded by courtiers, one of them offering him the body of a deer, some flaking, mounted on card with gold illuminated margins with wild and fantastic animals
Folio 29.5 x 21cm.; miniature 19.7 x 11.5cm.
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The Mughal Emperors were often depicted hunting, but this scene is unusual in showing the whole court in an encampment. In the background one of the ladies can be seen in a different enclosure.
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