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Mahabat Khan and Shah Jahan

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Obverse: at top, in Devanagari, sri paatsaar shah Jahan, and vadamahabat khan (the senior mahabat khan). Also, identification of colors to be used in the kamarbund: safaed(white), and ungrurkhaa(skirt) : badaami (almond).


Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in India prior to 1916.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1850 with later color

Object Place

Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 25 x 17 cm (9 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Image: 21 x 14.9 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, unfinished




Drawings / Watercolors