A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707). Murar, 1631-32.

A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707). Murar, 1631-32.

Dara Shikoh with his consort

Dara Shikoh with his consort

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620  By Nanha  India  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620 By Nanha India Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn), 1606-1669, Dutch, Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh, c.1654-1656.  Brown ink and gray wash with scratchwork; 21.3 × 17.8 cm.  J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.   Dutch Golden Age, Baroque.

Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn), 1606-1669, Dutch, Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh, c.1654-1656. Brown ink and gray wash with scratchwork; 21.3 × 17.8 cm. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Dutch Golden Age, Baroque.

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

An imaginary meeting between Dara Shikoh and Kamal, the son of Kabir. Mughal, early 18th century (British Library J.19, 1)

An imaginary meeting between Dara Shikoh and Kamal, the son of Kabir. Mughal, early 18th century (British Library J.19, 1)

ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

Dara Shikoh, Son of Shah Jahan

Dara Shikoh, Son of Shah Jahan

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