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A tracing of Muhammad Shah with four courtiers

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Inscription in front: Persian inscriptions above each figure, reafding left to right: "Muhammad Shah Badshah Ghazni," "Nawab Sa' Adat Khan, Burhanu-L-Mulk," "Hafiz Khidmatgar Khan, Nawab Nazir," "Nawab Raushanu-D-Daulab, Bahadur," Nawab Hafizu-D-Din," Khan Bahadur" Each figure identified in Persian script, reading from left to right: "Muhammad Shah Padshah Ghazni, Nawab Sa'adal Khan Burhan-ul-mulk, Hafiz Khilmadtgar(?) Khan Nawab Nazir, Raushan(?) ud Daulat Nawab Bahadur, Nawab Hafiz-ud-din Khaubahadur(?).

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Indian, Mughal period, about 1720

Object Place

Northern India


16.4 x 22.2 cm (6 7/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and light color on skin