Portrait of Shuja, son of Shah Jahan, who was born after Dara Shikoh and ruled Bengal during his father’s time; after his father’s death, Aurangzeb killed him and took over Bengal.

Shuja is depicted up to his hips, turned to the left, his hands folded in front of him, on his left side a sword, in his belt a kattar. Page 9 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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