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Recently while reading some website i came across an article about pictures of the Gurus that were painted during there own time and how we still have them. On Page 5 of the article there mentioned h

This is great stuff - thank you, BhagatBalmik for sharing. The inscription reads as Mehtab Singh has already translated. However the script appears to be of Nastaliq Persian type and of a much later

We all need to keep an open mind. I reckon if Guru Ji revealed himself in the form Guru Nanak again, many wouldn't recognise him. We build up images and expectations in our minds because we focus on d

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We should note that Ouseley's 1797 book says:

'The portraits are engraved from an Indian original painting in the editor's collection.'

So it is an engraved copy of an original. Still a very interesting, early portrait, that predates any significant British influence on Sikhs by half a century.

Some researcher needs to find this guys descendants and see if they have more details on the painting - they may even have the original spoken of in their archive?

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This is the original painting of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in Baghdad :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=138218369596482&set=a.123622801056039.33163.117224928362493&type=3&theater

I see no coat and topi!

I can clearly see a dastar and full fledged beard. I believe this is a part of the whole painting which can be found in still in Baghdad and Sant Singh Maskeen Ji had seen it.

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This is the original painting of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in Baghdad :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=138218369596482&set=a.123622801056039.33163.117224928362493&type=3&theater

I see no coat and topi!

I can clearly see a dastar and full fledged beard. I believe this is a part of the whole painting which can be found in still in Baghdad and Sant Singh Maskeen Ji had seen it.

I think people need to be a little careful of making definitive comments about some internet posted image as authentic or not. Anyone remember the foolishness about the so called 'photo of M. ranjit Singh and Hari Singh Nalua'?

It needs to be looked into by people with the gian to make a judgment regarding authenticity.

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I think people need to be a little careful of making definitive comments about some internet posted image as authentic or not. Anyone remember the foolishness about the so called 'photo of M. ranjit Singh and Hari Singh Nalua'?

It needs to be looked into by people with the gian to make a judgment regarding authenticity.

See the last picture and try to read the caption:

http://www.maskeensahib.com/?p=p_31

http://www.maskeensahib.com/window.php?p=showPhoto&adresFoto=files/Guru%20Nanak%20Authentic.jpg&sPageTitle=%20Painting%20made%20in%20Baghdad

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However the script appears to be of Nastaliq Persian type and of a much later period than the 15th century.

i dont know too much about writing styles, but this are persian letters.

What is also interesting (for me) is that Bhai Mardana's rabab only has 4 strings whereas the Sikh Rabab, differed to other rababs by having 6. Should that mean anything?

There is some good reading material on that site.

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