Muhammad Shah making love

Muhammad Shah making love

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Caption: The emperor is making love upon a bed placed on a verandah before a fountain and pool, with two girl attendants standing on either side holding a' morchal' and fan. There is a green halo about the emperor's head and he still wears his white jama and turban. Flowers are in the foreground, and the canopy and blinds above are decorated with gold flowers. Opaque watercolour. Mughal/18th century style. Gouache; gilt-decorated and green borders added later. 390 by 308 mm; page 507 by 414 mm. Originally published in c.1720-30. Illustrated by Mughal Chitarman.

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