Muraqqa Imperial Mughal Albums

Art.Nr.: 978-0-88397-154-3

Autor: Wright, Elaine

Untertitel: Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library

Erscheinungsjahr: 2008

Verlag/Ort: Art Services Intl, Virginia 2008

Gebundene Ausgabe/ Hardcover

Seiten: 500

ISBN/Art.: 978-0-88397-154-3

95,00 € 39,95 €


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Throughout history, people have arranged albums that record their lives and the world around them. Among the most outstanding of all albums ever are those made in the years 1600-1657 for the emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The Mughal dynasty ruled for more than three centuries, but the period of greatest artistic production was that of these two emperors, and the albums of paintings and calligraphy (called muraqqa' in Persian), that they arranged now serve as a window to understanding the history and culture of this essential period of Indian history. The paintings in the album include formal (often symbolic) portraits of the emperors themselves, depictions of members of the royal family in relaxed private settings, portraits of courtiers and natural history subjects.