Emperor Akbar II (r.1806-37) holds court, complete with a British officer; *lot notes*

*Akbar Shah II receives the British resident; opaque watercolor and gold, c.1810*

Source: http://www.askasia.org/teachers/Instructional_Resources/FEATURES/Power_Desire/images.htm
(downloaded Oct. 2004)

*"The Delhi darbar of Akbar Shah II," c.1811*, from the collection of the Aga Khan Museum (*more information*)

Source: http://www.akdn.org/museum/detail.asp?artifactid=1647
(downloaded Apr. 2011)

The Delhi Darbar of Akbar II, by Ghulam Murtaza Khan, c.1813; *lot notes*

*A large Mughal encampment; a watercolor by Seeta Ram, 1814-15* (BL); *Sita Ram 1814*

*"Panorama of a durbar procession of Akbar II, Emperor of Delhi, 1806-37, probably on the occasion of the Id or after Ramadan. The Emperor is followed by his sons, by the British Resident, high officials both Indian and British, as well as by troops. The royal procession includes elephants carrying the royal insignia (sun, umbrella, fish standards, etc.), camels, horses, gun-carriages, palanquins, and closed bullock-carriages for the ladies. Water-colour; 6.25 by 94 ins., by a Delhi artist, c.1815"* (BL)

Akbar II holding court, in a more conventional representation, c.1820; *lot notes*

*The Delhi Darbar of Akbar II by Ghulam Murtaza Khan, c.1820*; *lot notes*

*"Akbar II (1806-37). Portrait. A halo round his head, wears a fur-trimmed padded coat. He is seated holding a hookah-snake in his left hand, and a writing case lies on the floor beside him. Water-colour on ivory. Delhi style. By Ghulam 'Ali Khan (fl.1817-1852), 1827"* (BL)

Akbar II in all his glory, in formal procession, c.1827-30; *lot notes*

You could also wear a memento of such a procession, in a brooch (c.1830); *lot notes*

A British-coined silver half rupee in the name of Akbar Shah II, Ahmedabad mint, AH 1248 (1832/3)

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/coinindia/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=930
(downloaded Aug. 2008)

"British India, Bombay Presidency, Silver half rupee in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (1806-1837), Ahmedabad, AH 1248. Obverse: Legend, naming Muhammad Akbar, and with AH date 1248 in the middle register. Reverse: Legend, including mint name Ahmedabad, British mark 5-petalled flower with stem. Date: AH 1248 (= 1832-33 CE). Weight: 5.83 gm. Diameter: 17-18 mm."

*The Darbar of Akbar II, Jaipur or Delhi School, c.1850*; *lot notes*

"The Tombs of Shah Alam and Akbar II" at the dargah of Qutb Sahib, Mehrauli; a gelatin silver photo, c.1890's

Source: ebay, Nov. 2007

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