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Babur meeting with Sultan Ali Mirza at the Kohik River

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December 31, 1589
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Akbar 1556–1605

Babur meeting with Sultan Ali Mirza at the Kohik River

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Babur meeting with Sultan Ali Mirza at the Kohik River, from a Babur-nama (Memoirs of Babur) c. 1590 India, Mughal school, 16th century Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Image: 28 x 16.5 cm (11 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 41 x 27.1 cm (16 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.) Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.85 DESCRIPTION Thirty years before he captured Delhi and founded the Mughal Empire, Babur began his expansionist activities at the age of 13, as depicted in this painting of an encounter that took place in 1496. Having traveled long distances across harsh dry terrain, Babur confronted one of his rivals who, like him, was angling to march on and conquer the illustrious city of Samarkand, the former capital of his ancestor Timur. Collection: Indian Art Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art Type of artwork: Painting Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Credit line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund.


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