Emperor Shah Jahan ruled the Mughal Empire during its greatest period of prosperity. In 1631, his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died giving birth to their 14th child. He was so grief-stricken that he ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal, the extraordinary white marble mausoleum in Agra, India, in her memory. In addition to this great architectural contribution, Shah Jahan built upon his father’s, and grandfather’s, affinity for royal art. An opaque watercolor bearing Shah Jahan’s likeness was used on this banner to promote the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum.