Akbar at Age 13
from the Akbarnama


The court of Akbar, an illustration from Akbarnama. The spiral composition, with horses defining the outer edges, skillfully draws the viewer's attention to the young emperor (age 13). He is portrayed in a powerful central position from which he exercises his first imperial act: the arrest of an unruly courtier, who was once a favorite of Akbar's father.

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Mughal Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers in the Akbarnama




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