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Jujhar Singh Bundela Kneels in Submission to Shah Jahan

Bichitrc. 1630

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty
Dublin, Ireland

In this allegorical painting, Shah Jahan stands on a globe as King of the World. Beneath his feet, the ewe maternally licking its natural enemy, the lion, alludes to the peaceful harmony of a kingdom under a just ruler. Mullas (religious leaders) float on clouds to the right and left of the monarch, and Western-style angels holding a crown hover above him, his head engulfed in a glowing nimbus. The figure who kneels in submission before him is the Rajput (Hindu) ruler Jujhar Singh Bundela, who was defeated by Shah Jahan’s forces early in 1629.

Details

  • Title: Jujhar Singh Bundela Kneels in Submission to Shah Jahan
  • Creator: Bichitr
  • Date Created: c. 1630
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: India
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Additional Description: The Minto Album

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