Miniature Paintings

The Lahore museum has one of the largest and most representative collection of miniature paintings in the Subcontinent. The collection was built up in the early part of the 20th century. It includes over a thousand paintings, ranging from early 16th century to the 20th century.  These include leaves of Jaina manuscripts; significant examples of Persian, Imperial Mughal, Provincial Mughal and Bazar Mughal paintings; Rajput  miniatures from Rajasthan; miniatures from the Punjab hill states, such as Guler, Basohli, Kangra, and Nur(pur); Specimens of Sikh portraiture and miniatures on ivory are also  interesting parts of this collection.