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Emperor Muhammad Shah

Album containing specimens of Persian calligraphy and Mughal paintings. c. 1740

RCIN 1005068

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Painted on the insides of this album’s covers is a landscape scene incorporating figures from popular literature of the time. On the left, the woman holding a gun is Chand Bibi, the fabled warrior queen. On the right are the characters of a well-known Indian love story, Baz Bahadur and Rani Rupmati, hunting on horseback.