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ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

noah's ark - nusret çolpan

noah's ark - nusret çolpan

A PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN, INDIA, MUGHAL, CIRCA 1670.  Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a bearded figure in green and white robes with a floral patka, holding a flower in his right hand, red and gold turban, laid down on an album page with leafy floral borders with applied floral cartouches in different colours, the reverse with a text block with 14 lines of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, with a heading panel left blank but with floral decoration

A PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN, INDIA, MUGHAL, CIRCA 1670. Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a bearded figure in green and white robes with a floral patka, holding a flower in his right hand, red and gold turban, laid down on an album page with leafy floral borders with applied floral cartouches in different colours, the reverse with a text block with 14 lines of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, with a heading panel left blank but with floral decoration

Sürname-i Vehbi-Levni-1720

Sürname-i Vehbi-Levni-1720

Prince Aurangzeb, ca. 1653-55. Islamic. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Lent by Howard Hodgkin | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Prince Aurangzeb, ca. 1653-55. Islamic. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Lent by Howard Hodgkin | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Siege of Temesvár (1552 CE) (Hünernâme (1588 CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Seyyid Lokman) | Sipahi (Ottoman Turk Cavalry (On Foot, Armored)), Silahtar (Emperor Bodyguard (Red Cap)), Deli (Ottoman Hungarian Irregular Cavalry (Spearing))

Siege of Temesvár (1552 CE) (Hünernâme (1588 CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Seyyid Lokman) | Sipahi (Ottoman Turk Cavalry (On Foot, Armored)), Silahtar (Emperor Bodyguard (Red Cap)), Deli (Ottoman Hungarian Irregular Cavalry (Spearing))

بانوی نجیب زاده با گل رز، اصفهان، حدود 1680-1720 میلادی، رنگ و روغن روی بوم، 88.8 در 165.1 سانتیمتر Portrait of a noblewoman with a Rose', Iran, Isfahan, Safavid, circa 1680-1720 oil on canvas 165.1 BY 88.8 CM

بانوی نجیب زاده با گل رز، اصفهان، حدود 1680-1720 میلادی، رنگ و روغن روی بوم، 88.8 در 165.1 سانتیمتر Portrait of a noblewoman with a Rose', Iran, Isfahan, Safavid, circa 1680-1720 oil on canvas 165.1 BY 88.8 CM

Surname-i Vehbi-Miniature Depicting Sultan Ahmed III Officials During Banquet-Levni-1720

Surname-i Vehbi-Miniature Depicting Sultan Ahmed III Officials During Banquet-Levni-1720

Indian miniature, Akbar period, 1600-1605The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life… . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds — how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives — and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! — John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Indian miniature, Akbar period, 1600-1605The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life… . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds — how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives — and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! — John Burroughs (1837-1921)

The taking of the fortress of Székesfehérvár by the Ottomans in 1543 - Hünernāme,

The taking of the fortress of Székesfehérvár by the Ottomans in 1543 - Hünernāme,

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