The reverse of our muraqqa' album folio has similar salmon and gold border designs bearing a black ink inscription in Urdu nasta'liq: "Zan Padeshah Cheen" meaning "The Wife of the Emperor of China." She is bejeweled with flowing robes and her face is youthful and her demeanor confident. Her long piled hair exquisitely coiffed with a large gold, emerald and ruby ornament. She is depicted European-style in three-quarter view. Our empress is not specifically identified although she does resemble an idealized English queen, making the inscription, describing her as the wife of the Emperor of China, a mystery.
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