The Mughal empire (15261858) in India flourished under a long line of dynamic and highly cultured rulers, who supported some of the greatest achievements of Indian art and architecture. Outstanding royal miniatures were created for books and albums during the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal emperor (r. 15561605).
In the Museums collection is a sumptuously illustrated album leaf (sixteenthseventeenth century) by Khem Karan (Indian, 15561605) in ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. It displays an image of a regally dressed prince riding an elephant, which has been adapted for our cards. Our cards are based on this striking image of a richly dressed prince riding an elephant outfitted with decorative trappings. 25 gold-embossed white correspondence cards and 25 white envelopes per box. 6 1/4” x 4 7/8”.
25 gold-embossed white correspondence cards and 25 white envelopes per box 6 1/4” x 4 7/8”