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Shah-Jahan honouring Prince Awrangzeb at Agra before his wedding circa 1640


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This is a page from the Padshahnama, the official account of the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan (r. 1628-58). Its forty-four illustrations include some of the finest Mughal paintings ever produced. This scene shows Shah-Jahan’s son, Prince Awrangzeb, being received at court before his wedding in 1637.