Mughal Paintings Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal

$750.00

A superb pair of original Mughal paintings inlaid with semi-precious stones depicting Shah Jahan, the great 17thC Mughal emperor and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, for whom the incredible Taj Mahal was constructed as a tomb following her premature death.

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Mughal painting emerged from the tradition of miniature painting in Persia during the 16th century, with subsequent Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain influences.

These portraits were created using watercolors and a squirrel hair brush allowing for remarkable detail. There is a wide spectrum in the quality of Mughal paintings and this pair is superior to the vast majority. Polished gemstones have been used to adorn the flamboyant jewelry and costumes.

Dimensions:
Height: 20cm, 8 in
Width: 15cm, 6 in

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