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Babur receives booty and Humayun’s salute after the victory over Sultan Ibrahim in 1526

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December 31, 1525
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Babur 1526–1530

Babur receives booty and Humayun’s salute after the victory over Sultan Ibrahim in 1526

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Babur receives booty and Humayun’s salute after the victory over Sultan Ibrahim in 1526, from an Akbar-nama (Book of Akbar) of Abu’l Fazl (Indian, 1551–1602) India, Mughal court, made for Emperor Akbar Opaque watercolor on paper, mounted on an album page with borders of gold-decorated cream paper Page: 42 x 27.6 cm (16 9/16 x 10 7/8 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 2013.308 DESCRIPTION The elegant figure of Babur wearing a pale yellow coat is shown seated on his newly won throne in Delhi just after the decisive battle against the Afghans in 1526. He looks directly at his son Humayun, who salutes him, having secured for the first Mughal emperor the allegiance and territories of a Hindu king to the south. Among the tribute presented to Babur on this occasion was the 793-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, now recut and set in Queen Elizabeth II’s crown. See Also Collection: Indian Art - Mughal Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art Type of artwork: Painting Medium: Opaque watercolor on paper, mounted on an album page with borders of gold-decorated cream paper.


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