This painting depicts the third Mughal Emperor Akbar (r. 963 AH / 1556 CE -- 1014 AH / 1605 CE). It was executed in Mughal India in the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. Akbar is shown seated on a throne and holding the crown in his hands. The inscription in Devanagari script on the left side identifies the sitter as Akbar. The image is framed by salmon and blue borders with illuminated floral motifs.