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Nawab

A portrait of Nawab Shakir Khan

India
17th c.; c.1700 AD
paint on paper
31.8 x 23.2 cm (12.5 x 9.25 inches)

A standing portrait of Nawab Shakir Khan, facing right, dressed in a green jama brocaded in red and gold, tied with a gold patka with a floral border design and with an aigrette in his red silk brocaded turban; he holds a long sword with red scabbard, and wears elaborate boots. Mounted on an album page, the verso with a panel of calligraphy signed Fazl Allah, dated 1125 AH/1713 AD.

Mughal circa 1700 AD

31.8 x 23.2 cm

Shakir Khan was a noble under Aurangzeb, a mansabdar of 1000 sawar (see Ali 1997 p.70).

The Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzeb. M. Athar Ali. Delhi 1997.

 

all text & images Michael & Henrietta Spink

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