Man with halo carries sword and wears sash

Portrait of Shah Jahan, 1700-1720

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This posthumous portrait of the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan (r. 1628-58) probably would have been kept in an album, along with other illustrations of nobility wearing their finest silks. Foreign visitors collected these albums as souvenirs and exchanged portraits as symbols of political alliances.

Portrait of Shah Jahan
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Man with halo carries sword and wears sash