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The headdress on the central figure suggests that he is a Mongol, a term which in altered form became Mughal. It has been suggested that the central figure here portrays Genghiz Khan, the most celebrated ruler of the Mongols.
Babur (152630), the founder of the Mughal dynasty of India, was a Turk; he was descended from Timur on his father's side and was related to Genghiz Khan through his mother. The Mughal emperors celebrated their central Asian ancestry, and their forefathers were often represented in album paintings.
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- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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