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AN ALBUM PAGE: A MUGHAL PRINCE AFTER A LION HUNT
MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY TO MID-18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL SIGNED 'ABD AL-RASHID, 17TH CENTURY
Opaque and transparent pigments heightened with gold on paper, standing facing right, wearing a jewelled turban and an embroidered robe, his head nimbed with a gold halo, his left hand holds a long gun, the right hold a wick, a dead lion rests at his feet, a herd of deer in the hilly background, laid down on cream card with gold-speckled borders, between black and gold rules, inscription in black devanagari along the bottom; the reverse with a nasta'liq quatrain, each line between gold foliage, signed in the lower left corner, between gold and black rules, old collection label and notes in places
Painting 10 x 6 7/8in. (25.4 x 17.4cm.); page 13 ¼7 x 8 ½in. (33.8 x 21.5cm.)

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A possible reading of the devanagari inscription in the bottom margin identifies the Mughal prince as Dara Shikoh, son of Emperor Shah Jahan.

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