Europeans bring gifts to Shah Jahan
- Subject: Mughal Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Paper (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. X 12 in. (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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This is a magnificent painting of a Mughal Durbar or The Royal Assembly. The Durbar was the forum where the emperor conducted business of the Mughal Empire. He was adorned with fine clothes, jewelry, and ceremonial weapons, and surrounded by regalia that signified his power and royal duties.
In this illuminated miniature, Europeans bring gifts to Shah-Jahan. In this durbar scene, Shah-Jahan holds court in his new Hall of Public Audience (Divan-i'Amm) in Agra, July 1633; outside the railing in the left foreground a group of Europeans wait to be received. The Europeans are likely Portuguese visiting from Hoogly to Agra and seem to be bearing gifts like jewels and Japanese lacquer.
The miniature is part of the Padshahnama, a beautiful collection of 22 single and 11 double-page miniatures by 14 of the finest artists of the Mughal courts.
The Padshahnama, also known as the "Chronicle of the King of the World" describes the reign of Emperor Shah-Jahan in rich color and gold leaf.
This is Mughal art at its finest and has been brilliantly achieved with use of meticulous brushwork and fine water, ink and gold colors.
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