Portrait of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan, who ruled the province of Delhi during his father’s time; after the death of his father, Aurangzeb killed him and became ruler of Delhi himself

Dara Shikoh is depicted up to his hips, turned to the left, with his right hand he holds his sword on his shoulder and in his left hand he has a fly brush. Page 8 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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