India

Our Indian collection is remarkable, with over 700 manuscripts, albums and single-page paintings. This includes splendid artwork made for the Mughal emperors, and for many other courts and centres throughout the subcontinent.

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan standing on a globe
1625-1635
India
CBL In 07A.16

Highlights

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  • Palace scene with panoramic view
    1770
    Faizabad (India)
    CBL In 69.6

    1 / 8

  • Wooden covers for Perfection of Wisdom sutra
    late 11th or early 12th century
    India (West Bengal) or Bangladesh
    CBL InE 1463

    2 / 8

  • Portrait of Rai Sal Darbari, from the Salim Album
    1600-1605
    India
    CBL In 44.2

    3 / 8

  • Bhagavatapurana
    late 18th or early 19th century
    Northern India
    CBL InE 1478

    4 / 8

  • Begum Samru and her household
    1820
    Delhi (India)
    CBL In 74.7

    5 / 8

  • Mughal Emperor Awrangzib hunting nilgais
    1660
    India
    CBL In 11A.27

    6 / 8

  • Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan standing on a globe
    1625-1635
    India
    CBL In 07A.16

    7 / 8

  • A woman preparing a meal
    c. 1810
    Kangra (India)
    CBL In 11B.30

    8 / 8

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