Subject: Indian Miniature Portrait Painting
Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
Base Material: Paper (unframed)
Size: 11 in wide & 14 in tall (28 cms X 35.5 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Add the subtle sophistication of this magnificent Mughal Miniature Portrait Painting to your own collection.
The unparalleled classic life size portrait art brings out the graceful and romantic lifestyles of the 17th century & fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
Jahangir is opulently painted in gold and watercolor. He is seated on a European-style chair, with a halo around his head and balancing a globe in his right hand. These allude to his honorific name, Nur al-Din (‘Light of the Faith’) and to the name that he took on his accession to the throne, Jahangir, meaning ‘world-seizer’.
The fashion of depicting the ruler with a halo is seen from the period of Jahangir onward in Mughal art, when increasingly formalized portraiture came to characterize Hindustani court art.
The original version of the artwork shown here dates back to the 17th century and is the most expensive Mughal painting sold at auction. The work, which went under the hammer at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale in London on April 2011, fetched a king-size price — 1.9 million dollars. But you can buy this superb modern handmade replica version of the same art of Jahangir for a much more affordable price. Don’t miss out. Buy Now and bring home a piece of Mughal history.