Ceremonial Audience of Jahangir

Ceremonial Audience of Jahangir

Artists Manohar and Abul Hasan

Date ca. 1620

Movement Islamic

Medium Opaque watercolors and ink on paper

Dimensions 13.75 x 7.875″

Provenance Northern India

Housed at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

This illustrated narrative is from a Jahangir-nama manuscript. It typifies the Mughal style: realistic accounts of actual events with opulent detail, pulling in the age-old Muslim technique of a top-down perspective and overlaying figures upon one another.