A head-and-shoulders portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh (1615-1659) facing left
Mughal, circa 1660
gouache and gold on paper, the oval portrait mounted on the right-hand side of an illuminated frontispiece, from a manuscript possibly of the Haft Awrang of Jami, laid down on an album page with blue inner border and gold-sprinkled outer border, verso a page of nasta'liq calligraphy copied by Javahir Raqam in AH 1090/AD 1679-80, framed
portrait 45 x 37 mm.; album page 240 x 195 mm.