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Azam Shah Returning from a Bird Shoot

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

Set against a uniformly grey background, the scene is laid in a vast expanse at the foot of the Golconda Fort, which is painted on the top left. Even though seen from a long distance, its architecture and surroundings are very well defined in the painting. The rest of the painting creates a subtle romantic mood. Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb, is enjoying some light moments, as earlier in the day he had gone for bird shooting with an entourage of women. On his way back he is proceeding with them to a pleasure garden where his beloved Chandap is awaiting him.

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  • Title: Azam Shah Returning from a Bird Shoot
  • Date Created: Mid 17th century CE
  • Physical Dimensions: 121 x 83 cms
  • Medium: Painting on cloth
  • Region: Golconda, Deccan
  • Collection: Sir Akbar Haydari Collection
  • Accession Number: 43.51

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