Item Code: PH74
Watercolor on Paper
7.0 inches X 10.0 inches
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The illustrator of the episode has not only elaborated but also glorified the event in accordance to Babur’s regal status. Fortresses, mosques, palaces and buildings on the top of the folio comprising the background are suggestive of Herat and the sites that Babur had visited before he marched towards Kabul. He has been painted as having elephants and camels in his army and largely a plain passage, which are not in tune with the Himalayan geography at the high altitude such as Shibartu. Not merely those carrying the auspicious Mughal standards with Yak tail surmounting them his platoon includes even the drummers and canopy-carrier. Babur has recorded as himself capturing some sheep but perhaps in tune with his regal position, the folio represents some of his men capturing them and herding them towards him. The painting abounds in minute details rendered realistically, rare excellence, dimensional effects and colour-shedding.
This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.