Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Wajid Ali Shah (b. 1822; d. 1887) was the eleventh and final ruler of Awadh, whose reign lasted from 1847 to 1856. He is known for his extensive patronage of the arts, including thumri, Kathak, Hindustani theatre and poetry.