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W.912, Single leaf of Shah Sarmad and Prince Dara Shikoh


According to inscriptions written in nastaʿlīq script, this painting depicts the Mughal prince Dārā Shikōh (b. 1024 AH / 1615 CE) and the holy man Shāh Sarma seated under a tree. Behind the wise man stands an attendant with a peacock-feather fan. A celebrated scholar, sufi, and ruler, Dārā Shikōh was the eldest son of Shāh Jahān. On the back is a page of calligraphy signed with the epithet Jawāhir raqam. There are wide polychrome and illuminated borders on both sides of the leaf.

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    1. fol. W.912a

      W.912, fol. W.912a
    2. fol. W.912b

      W.912, fol. W.912b

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