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The Young Emperor Akbar Arrests the Insolent Shah Abu’l-Maali, page from a manuscript of the Akbarnama  1595

by Anonymous

This is a page from the [i]Akbarnama (Book of Akbar)[/i], a lavishly illustrated manuscript commissioned by the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556–1605) to document the history of his rule. The scene depicts the emperor at age thirteen, three days after his accession. Seated on a gold throne placed on a carpeted platform, Akbar watches as his late father’s favorite is arrested ...
Image: 32×19.3 cm; Outermost border: 33×19.6 cm
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago