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Mughal Painting and the Development of Imperial Portraiture 1526-1707 Sophie Ibbotson

Mughal Painting and the Development of Imperial Portraiture 1526-1707

Sophie Ibbotson

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The Mughals were a foreign dynasty in India with a need to assert their status and rule as an elite minority over a vast territory of people from many different cultures. They were highly aware of the potential of art as a vehicle for projectingMoreThe Mughals were a foreign dynasty in India with a need to assert their status and rule as an elite minority over a vast territory of people from many different cultures. They were highly aware of the potential of art as a vehicle for projecting their authority and power across the empire and beyond. This book argues that the imperial portraits produced in the royal ateliers to illustrate court chronicles, histories and other manuscripts were, with the possible exception of state-sponsored architecture, the single most important visual means of promoting imperial ideology.