Tag Archives: Jahangir

Image: Portrait of an artist…Abul Hasan

28 Sep

…the frowning face of the young Abul Hasan, who would become Jahangir’s favourite painter, painted by Daulat. From the Gulshan Album, 1600

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Also from Gulshan Album, Prince Selim:

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And the illustrations in the Gulshan Album of the interest in Christianity wide-spread in Jahangir’s court:

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Indian carpets and comfort in Pergamonmusuem, Berlin

20 Nov

Two images from Pictures of Comfort and Design: Carpets in Indian Miniature Painting:

“Recline in a comfortable place, an atmosphere of general well-being: nowhere do carpets play such a large role as in the Islamic world. In a region where furniture was little known for centuries, carpets allowed for relaxed sitting and sleeping. At the same time, they served as an important representational element and created an impressive ambience at courtly events.”

Screen Shot 2017-11-20 at 4.09.29 PM.pngThe Mughal Emperor Jahangir (r. 1605–27) with his wife on an imperial carpet with a lattice and flower pattern, probably from Kashmir, India or Lahore, present-day Pakistan, early 17th century, opaque watercolour and gold on paper © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Ingrid Geske

Screen Shot 2017-11-20 at 4.15.26 PMThe Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (r. 1720–48) on a grey carpet with green scrolling vines and pink blossoms, India, first half of the 18th century, opaque watercolour and gold on paper © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Ingrid Geske

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Will Dalrymple in Kashmir

23 Oct

Screen Shot 2017-10-23 at 11.46.24 AMThe recently restored Pattar Masjid Srinagar, 1623 Built by Nur Jahan for Jahangir

 William Dalrymple ( ) is apparently on vacation in Kashmir, and loading his Twitter account with gorgeous photos.  Check them out.

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Shah-e-Hamedan Srinagar From the Jhelum waterfront

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Nishat Bagh Srinagar October light

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