Portrait of Aurangzeb, youngest son of Shah Jahan, who ruled Deccan province in his father’s time. He reigned over all of Delhi after his father’s death and after killing all three of his brothers.

Aurangzeb with a white beard is depicted up to his hips, turned to the left, with his left hand on his sword and in his right hand a flower, a kattar in his belt. Page 6 in the ‘Witsen-Album’, with 49 Indian miniatures of monarchs. Above the portrait a piece of paper with the name in Persian. Below the portrait a piece of paper with the name in Portuguese.

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