Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb mounted on a horse, and ready for battle, 1660-70. Aurangzeb was the son of Shah Jahan and brother of Dara Shikoh and reigned from 1658–1707

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb mounted on a horse, and ready for battle, 1660-70. Aurangzeb was the son of Shah Jahan and brother of Dara Shikoh and reigned from 1658–1707

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Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh (1615-59).              A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707).

Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh (1615-59). A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707).

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A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

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The marriage procession of Dara Shikoh, 1740s. Photo courtesy: National Museum, Delhi.

The marriage procession of Dara Shikoh, 1740s. Photo courtesy: National Museum, Delhi.

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Drake at lake. Dara Shikoh Album (put together 1633–42 probably in Delhi), 1633, London, India House Office Library, A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal) ...

Drake at lake. Dara Shikoh Album (put together 1633–42 probably in Delhi), 1633, London, India House Office Library, A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal) ...

"The Emperor Shah Jahan with his Son Dara Shikoh", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album  Artist:Painting by Nanha Calligrapher:Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550) Object Name:Album leaf Date:verso: ca. 1620; recto: ca. 1530–50 Geography:Attributed to India Culture:Islamic Medium:Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: Gold and opaque watercolor on dyed paper Dimensions:H. 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm) W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)

"The Emperor Shah Jahan with his Son Dara Shikoh", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album Artist:Painting by Nanha Calligrapher:Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550) Object Name:Album leaf Date:verso: ca. 1620; recto: ca. 1530–50 Geography:Attributed to India Culture:Islamic Medium:Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: Gold and opaque watercolor on dyed paper Dimensions:H. 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm) W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)

Birds from the Dara Shikoh Album Boxed Notecards

Birds from the Dara Shikoh Album Boxed Notecards

Birds from the Dara Shikoh Album Boxed Notecards

Birds from the Dara Shikoh Album Boxed Notecards

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