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Aga Khan

His Highness Aga Khan IV
Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims 1936-date

July 1957
17" x 24", oil on masonite

large view

It is very likely that this youthful portrait of Aga Khan IV was commissioned to mark his becoming the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957, while he was still a student at Harvard University.

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Aga Khan

Please note: The original painting is available for sale. An 18" x 24" print reproduction is also available. Please contact Elizabeth Malyon at for more information.