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The Emperor Alamgir (reigned 1658–1707) on Horseback

c. 1690–1710
Overall: 30.5 x 22.3 cm (12 x 8 3/4 in.)
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The equestrian portrait genre was inspired by gifts of European prints and paintings to the Mughal court. The sixth Mughal emperor is portrayed on an elegant, decorated steed, ready for battle, holding a spear, and his sword at the ready. His attendant holds the symbolic parasol over him, which is a millennia-old emblem of kingship in India. Throughout his long reign he was primarily occupied with the conquest of the Deccan, which he ultimately achieved, expanding the Mughal Empire to its greatest geographical extent.
The Emperor Alamgir (reigned 1658–1707) on Horseback

The Emperor Alamgir (reigned 1658–1707) on Horseback

c. 1690–1710

India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)

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