In the Museum’s collection is a sumptuously illustrated album leaf (sixteenth–seventeenth century) by Khem Karan (Indian, 1556–1605) in ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Our glass plate is based on this striking image of a richly dressed prince riding an elephant outfitted with decorative trappings.
Glass. For decorative use only. 4''L x 6''W.
- For decorative use only
- 4''L x 6''W
Art HistoryThe Mughal empire in India (1526–1858) flourished under a long line of dynamic and highly cultured rulers, who supported some of the greatest achievements of Indian art and architecture. Some of the greatest achievements of Indian art and architecture were produced during this period. Outstanding royal miniatures were created for books and albums during the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal emperor (r. 1556–1605).