King of the World: A Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle

May 18, 1997 – October 13, 1997

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

Forty-four paintings and 2 illuminations from the Padshahnama, a 17th-century imperial Indian manuscript, are on view publicly for the first time. The illuminations and illustrations chronicle the first decade of the reign of Mughal dynasty Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1627-1658), builder of the Taj Mahal. Works on loan from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England from the collection of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle.