Single Leaf of Shah Sarmad and Prince Dara Shikoh

According to inscriptions written in Nasta’liq script, this painting depicts the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh (born 1615) and the holy man Shah Sarma seated under a tree. Behind the wise man stands an attendant with a peacock-feather fan. A celebrated scholar, sufi, and ruler, Dara Shikoh was the eldest son of Shah Jahan. On the back is a page of calligraphy signed with the epithet Jawahir raqam. There are wide polychrome and illuminated borders on both sides of the leaf.

Ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard


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Walters Art Museum

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18th century

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