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Shah-Jahan receives his three eldest sons and Asaf Khan during his accession ceremonies

Shah-Jahan receives his three eldest sons and Asaf Khan during his accession ceremonies, 1657, Bichitr
58.6 cm36.8 cm

Shah-Jahan receives his three eldest sons and Asaf Khan during his accession ceremonies is a Mughal Watercolor, Ink and Gold Leaf Painting created by Bichitr between 1630 and 1657. It lives at the Royal Collection in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Royalty and Family. SourceDownload

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In this illuminated miniature by Bichitr, the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan welcomes his three sons and his father-in-law Asaf Khan. 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.

Reed Enger, "Shah-Jahan receives his three eldest sons and Asaf Khan during his accession ceremonies," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 22, 2017; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/bichitr/shah-jahan-receives-his-three-eldest-sons/.

Further reading atroyalcollection.org.uk
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