Jahangir weighs Prince Khurram, c1615, Jahangir-nama

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Jahangir weighs Prince Khurram on his sixteenth birthday. His weight in gold and silver was distributed to the poor. Spread in profusion around them are presents from his subjects - gorgeous silks, jewelled daggers and precious vessels. In the foreground, not truly to scale, a display of Persian rugs.
Source: Werner Forman Archive (Registration required). British museum, London.

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