Portrait of Aurangzeb's first important successor, Muhammad Shah (r.1719-48), c.1720-30

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"PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH (1719-48), Mughal India, circa 1720-30. Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the Shah drawn in profile wearing jewels, his head surrounded by a nimbus and holding the mouthpiece of a hookah, laid down on card with floral and calligraphic borders, outer margin of watered paper with painted cartouches, flaking to miniature. Folio 21¼ x 14in. (54 x 35.5cm.); miniature 8 x 4½in. (20.2  x 11.4cm.)."

*Muhammad Shah at a window. Opaque watercolour. Mughal/18th century style. Gouache with gold; 1720-30* (BL)

A gold mohur of Muhammad Shah's, dated as from regnal year 23

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*North East View of the Cotsea Bhaug, on the River Jumna, by Thomas Daniell, 1795* (BL)-- the complex built by Udham Bai, called "Qudsiyah Begam," Muhammad Shah's wife

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