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Bichitr
Shah-Jahan receives his three eldest sons and Asaf Khan during his accession ceremonies, 1657 — Bichitr,

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

Bichitr, 1630—1657

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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.

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