Émeraude, Inde du Nord ou Deccan, datée 1031 AH (1621-1622) Inscription en persan: Shihab al-din Muhammad, Shah Jahan Ghazi Empereur 1031, H: 2,2 cm; l: 2,4 cm; D: 0,7 cm; poids: 30,61 ct. © The Al Thani Collection 2016. Tous droits réservés. Photo Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Émeraude, Inde du Nord ou Deccan, datée 1031 AH (1621-1622) Inscription en persan: Shihab al-din Muhammad, Shah Jahan Ghazi Empereur 1031, H: 2,2 cm; l: 2,4 cm; D: 0,7 cm; poids: 30,61 ct. © The Al Thani Collection 2016. Tous droits réservés. Photo Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

A YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WHITE VEIL, ATTRIBUTABLE TO MUHAMMAD, QAJAR, PERSIA, CIRCA 1845

A YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WHITE VEIL, ATTRIBUTABLE TO MUHAMMAD, QAJAR, PERSIA, CIRCA 1845

Another congregation complex of the Shia Muslim sect, The Chota Imambara was built in 1838 by Nawab Muhammad Shah Ali. The complex also serves as the tomb for the Nawab who is buried there alongside his mother. Right outside the complex also lays the 4 storied Satkhanda, an unfinished watchtower or observatory which was supposed to have 7 stories. The Nawab wanted to make a tower as tall as the Qutab Minar and is like the Leaning Tower of Pisa in design.

Another congregation complex of the Shia Muslim sect, The Chota Imambara was built in 1838 by Nawab Muhammad Shah Ali. The complex also serves as the tomb for the Nawab who is buried there alongside his mother. Right outside the complex also lays the 4 storied Satkhanda, an unfinished watchtower or observatory which was supposed to have 7 stories. The Nawab wanted to make a tower as tall as the Qutab Minar and is like the Leaning Tower of Pisa in design.

Delhi Sultanate, Muhammad Bin Tughluq, Shahr Sultanpur Mint, Gold Tanka, AH 72X, Obv: ashhad an la ilaha illallah wa ashhad anna muhammad abduhu wa rasuluhu, Rev: al-wathiq bi-ta'yid al-rahman muhammad shah al-sultan, 12.80g, 26.25mm

Delhi Sultanate, Muhammad Bin Tughluq, Shahr Sultanpur Mint, Gold Tanka, AH 72X, Obv: ashhad an la ilaha illallah wa ashhad anna muhammad abduhu wa rasuluhu, Rev: al-wathiq bi-ta'yid al-rahman muhammad shah al-sultan, 12.80g, 26.25mm

(L-R) His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV & His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III (Image from the Ismailimail Archives)

(L-R) His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV & His Highness Aga Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III (Image from the Ismailimail Archives)

Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine

Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine

Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2014.388.

Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2014.388.

NOW ON VIEW: Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent. Pictured: Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

NOW ON VIEW: Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent. Pictured: Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

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