Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
Indian miniature painting: portraits of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz. Anglo-Indian or "Company" School at Delhi. Circa 1840. Gouache and gold on ivory. Set into carved ebony frame. Frame 28.8 x 31; oval miniatures 10.2 x 8cm