inside the durbar of mughal art in delhi




  The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb holding durbar

Mughal Royal Lineage

'Album of Mughal Indian Portraits -
House of Timur'

Muhammed Shah fol. 27v
Muhamman (sic.) Shah riding

Prince fol. 15v
Full-length portrait of a prince holding a fly-whisk
in one hand and a sword over his shoulder.

Amir Timur fol. 2r
Amir Timur: Portrait of a prince seated on a
golden throne, with a sword on his lap, wearing a
short-sleeved gold dress embroidered with flowers.

Jehangir Padshah fol. 13v
Jehangir Padshah: Shahjahan receives Ali Mardan
Khan in durbar. Mughal style, 17th century, c. 1640.

Shah Jehan fol. 20r
Shah Jehan: Full-length portrait of the
emperor Shahjahan, standing facing left.

Jehangir Padshah fol. 14r
Jehangir Padshah: A prince seated at a window dictating to his secretary,
looking through an upper window at a stuffed gilded elephant,
mounted on a wooden trolley, in the courtyard below.

Portrait of a prince in Persian dress fol. 30r
Portrait of a prince in Persian dress, holding a
sword across his knees, seated on a purple carpet
within a garden, with a fountain in the foreground.

Azam Shah fol. 32r
Full-length portrait of Azam Shah, standing, facing left,
wearing a purple dress and holding a round shield and a flower.

Shah Jehan and his court - 17th cent. Indian ruler's manuscript
Shah Jehan and his court. Portrait of the emperor
Shahjahan and his court, showing the emperor on a balcony,
fanned by attendants standing on gilded elephants.

Late 18th-century lacquer binding
Late 18th-century lacquer binding with gilt
arabesques and flowers on green background;
inner covers red leather with gilt arabesques and flower border.
  A durbar scene with the newly crowned Emperor Aurangzeb