Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

“Jahangir’s Dream,” 1618 Mughal painting. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (right) embraces Persian emperor Abbas (left). Jahangir is drawn taller and better-dressed with paler skin, and stands on a lion. Abbas is drawn shorter with darker skin, looking up to Jahangir, and stands on a sheep. [2393×3536]

“Jahangir’s Dream,” 1618 Mughal painting. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (right) embraces Persian emperor Abbas (left). Jahangir is drawn taller and better-dressed with paler skin, and stands on a lion. Abbas is drawn shorter with darker skin, looking up to Jahangir,… Continue Reading