Shah Jahan shamsa


The Shah Jahan Album is a collection of portraits and calligraphy first commissioned by Mughal emperor Jahangir and completed by his son Shah Jahan.

The shamsa (literally meaning "sun") is the first page of the album and displays a sunburst rosette with the inscription "His Majesty Shihabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan, the King, Warrior of the Faith, may God perpetuate his kingdom and sovereignty".

Shah Jahan's reign (1628-1658) was the golden age of Mughal India. He erected many monuments throughout the empire, including the Red Fort in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra for his beloved wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal.

Weight Light
Weight (mg/sq in) 68
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