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3. Nanha The Emperor Shah Jahan with his Son Dara Shikoh (Folio from the Shah Jahan Album) ca. 1530-1550 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York #peacock #story #art #arthistory #newyork

“A Prince with his Beloved” India, Amber or Jaipur; 1st half of 18th century. Miniature pasted on cardboard. Leaf: 24.5 × 18.9 cm


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


A prince in Persian costume pouring wine.  Inscribed on the bowl in Persian: ‘amal-i Muhammad Khan musavvir sanna 1043 (‘work of Muhammad Kh...


St Catherine of Siena and St Margaret These two engravings of St Catherine and St Margaret were pasted into a Mughal album that belonged to prince Dara Shikoh. Print by Antonio Caranzano (fl. 1585–1618), a folio from the Dara Shikoh Album 1585–1600 and 1630–33 Add. Or. 3129 f.43

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.


ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.