August 13th, 2012

Иван Дурак

Jahangir and Jesus

Hashim, "Jahangir", c. 1615 - 1620; Abu’l-Hasan, "Jesus", c. 1610 - 1620.

The portrait of Jahangir was done by the Mughal artist, Hashim, and Jesus, by Abu’l Hassan.
The most interesting thing about this painting, and I think all that needs to be said about it, is that Jahangir is above Jesus with the motif we have seen now, thrice: Jahangir the giver of light, the axis mundi: the center of the world.