[Umar Sheikh Mirza]. Portrait of Sultan Umar Sheikh Mirza.

Prob. North India, second half of 19th century.

Gouache on paper with floral borders in gilt and red title within cartouche. C. 170 x 120 mm. Framed and glazed.


Very decorative, high-quality miniature portrait of Sultan Umar (Omar) Mirza (1456-93), a Timuride prince from the Fergana valley. He is revered as father of Babur (1483-1530), founder of the Indian Moghul empire. The Arabic captions translates as: "The blessed portrait of Sultan Umar Sheikh Mirza".

Very clean. A comparable portrait is in the Brooklyn Museum (accession no. 59.205.9).

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