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A durbar of Saʿdullah Khan

A durbar of Saʿdullah Khan

Leaf from a Mughal album c 1655

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MS Douce Or b 3, fol 21r

This image depicts an official assembly, presided over by Saʿdullah Khan, a minister in the court of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The delegates include noblemen and envoys from different courts, including, in the lower left corner, two Europeans in distinctive ruffs and black hats.