Mongol Chieftain and Attendants, folio from the Gulshan Album (Rose Garden album)

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Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1600
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 42.3 x 26.5 cm (16 5/8 x 10 7/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1952.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
attendant, bird, drum, India, lute, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Marguerite Mallon

Label

The headdress on the central figure suggests that he is a Mongol, a term which in altered form became Mughal. It has been suggested that the central figure here portrays Genghiz Khan, the most celebrated ruler of the Mongols.
Babur (1526–30), the founder of the Mughal dynasty of India, was a Turk; he was descended from Timur on his father's side and was related to Genghiz Khan through his mother. The Mughal emperors celebrated their central Asian ancestry, and their forefathers were often represented in album paintings.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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