Depicting an Early Modern Emperor

Early modern empires continue to have echoes in the contemporary world. A recent New York Times online feature focuses on Shah Jahan, a seventeenth-century Mughal Emperor who is known today for commissioning the Taj Mahal.

The interactive webpage examines a miniature portrait of Shah Jahan, offering an analysis of its complex composition and multicultural visual references. The feature utilizes Digital Humanities and art history techniques—zooming in and out of the miniature portrait to show its details and many external references

Chitarman, Miniature portrait of Shah Jahan (c. 1627), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (The New York Times).

Researchers and students of the the Mughal Empire, Indian history, Renaissance studies, art history, early modern empires, court studies, Islamic history, and premodern World history may be interested in this web feature.

The New York Times published this interactive feature on its website.

This entry was posted in Art History, Court Studies, Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Empires and Imperialism, History in the Media, Manuscript Studies, Museums and Historical Memory, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Renaissance Art and History, Warfare in the Early Modern World, World History. Bookmark the permalink.

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