Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
A painting of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz. Though Shah Jahan had other wives, he loved his wife Mumtaz so much he built the Taj Mahal in her honor. A nice little romantic gesture, no?
1606: Jahangir defeats a conspiracy by his son Khusrau 1611: Jahangir marries queen Nur Jahan 1617: Jahangir's son, prince Khurram, pacifies the southern states and receives the title of Shah Jahan 1618: Jahangir's son, prince Khurram, conquers the fortress of Kangra, thus subjecting the Himalaya hills to Mogul control 1622: the Safavids reconquer Kandahar 1627: Jahangir dies
Posthumous portraits of Mughal Empreror Akbar (1542 - 1605) and wife Jodhabai. Anglo-Indian (or "Company School") tradition at Delhi, circa 1840. Gouache and gold on ivory in 20th century frames (retaining original domed glass). Each 6.3 x 5cm.