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A feast for Babur hosted by his half-brother Jahangir Mirza in Ghazni in May 1505

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December 31, 1504
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MonBadi al-Zaman Mirza 1506–1507

A feast for Babur hosted by his half-brother Jahangir Mirza in Ghazni in May 1505

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India, Mughal, 16th century Opaque watercolor with gold on paper, double-sided: text on verso Page: 28 x 18.1 cm (11 x 7 1/8 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.300 DESCRIPTION Twenty-one years before his conquest of Delhi, Babur took control of territories in Afghanistan, including the cities of Kabul and Ghazni. His half-brother, who controlled the region around Ghazni, ordered that a party be thrown in honor of Babur’s arrival from the north. Drinking parties and feasts in lavish movable tent settings, where gifts were exchanged, alliances forged, and relationships cemented, were as important to the building of the empire as the battles. Collection: Indian Art - Mughal Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art Type of artwork: Painting Medium: Opaque watercolor with gold on paper, double-sided: text on verso.


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