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Emperor Jahangir Examining a Gem

c. 1625-1650
Prince Salim (1569-1627), the eldest son of emperor Akbar, took the name Jahangir ("World Seizer") on his father's death in 1605 when he inherited the immense empire he ruled until 1627. A keen collector and patron of the arts, he is depicted here looking at a ruby offered by an attendant.
Artist
Title
Emperor Jahangir Examining a Gem
Date
c. 1625-1650
Medium
Painting
Materials
opaque watercolour on paper, laid on gold-speckled light board
Dimensions
22.3 x 28.2 cm; image: 11.7 x 12 cm
Nationality
Indian
Credit line
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
Accession number
23558