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|Author: Mihr Ali|
|Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 253x124 cm|
|Origin: Iran, 1809-1810, Qajar Dynasty|
Fath Ali Shah is shown according to the European tradition of state portraiture, standing full length. In his right hand is a sceptre topped with a figure of a hoopoe, the prophetic bird of King Solomon , as mentioned in the Koran. The rich attire includes a high crown with three plumes of black crane feathers , a pale yellow silk dress, a sabre, a belt, sleeves and a sceptre studded with pearls and emeralds.
At the top right is a medallion with an inscription, Sultan Fath Ali Shah Qajar. Beneath the medallion in a rectangular cartouche is a poem telling us that Allah himself depicted this famous monarch, although the painting in fact bears the date and signature of court artist Mihr Ali, who created a series of paintings of Fath Ali Shah.
Fath Ali Shah was the second monarch of the Qajar dynasty, which ruled in Teheran from 1796. During his reign came the Russian-Iranian wars of 1804-13 and 1826-28, and the attack on the Russian mission in Teheran in 1829, which led to the tragic death of Russian writer and diplomat Alexander Griboyedov.
|Personage: Fath Ali Shah|
|Source of entry: Gatchina Palace Museum, 1932|
|Exibition: Art and Culture of the Near and Middle East: 3rd - 19th centuries|
Mihr Ali [Persian Painter, active ca.1795-1830] Guide to pictures of works by Mihr Ali in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
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& Culture: Music: Kalam Pir Sayyid Mihr Ali Shah ...
This contains a number of famous naats in PUNJABI by Hazrat Pir Sahib, one of the greatest Sufi saints of the Punjab and an accomplished naatiyya poet ...
naat of Huzoor Pir Sayyid Mihr Ali Shah sung by Shahbaz
Famous naat of Huzoor Pir Sayyid Mihr Ali Shah sung by Shahbaz Qamar Faridi Sunniport Multimedia.
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