Illustration from the Padshahnama, c. 1645,

Spectators watch Shah Jahan Receive Persian Ambassadors



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This right half of a double-page composition was probably made for a manuscript of the Padshahnama, the official history of Shah Jahan’s reign. In the left page, the emperor would receive the Persian ambassador in a durbar assembly. Here lesser grandees and court attendants are assembled, including several Persians on the left in their Safavid turbans. Two imperial elephants with their youthful riders are also present. Musicians play over the gateway above. Source: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


See the left panel of Shah Jahan Receive Persian Ambassadors, Padshahnama.
Mughal Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers in the 17th century Padshahnama



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