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Mughal emperor Akbar (reigned 1556-1605) commissioned several of his Islamic scholars to jointly write the history of the first thousand years of the Islamic world. The work was completed in 1593-94, and the manuscript seems to have contained some three hundred illustrations. Since the accompanying text does not correspond to the painting and speaks instead of an army, elephants, and camels at the gate of the city of Samarra, the person depicted as host of the banquet has not been identified. However, the lively and spirited scene tells us much about celebrations during the era.
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 10c, pp. 98, 95.
- Encyclopedia of Islam. Suppl. vol., Leiden and London. p. 547.
- William Muir. The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall., 3rd ed. London. p. 517 f.
- Percy Brown. An Illustrated History of the Moslem World Written for the "Great Mogul". vol. 4, no. 2 New York, February 1932. p. 29.
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 11C, p. 79.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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