Bihishtābād

The History, Art and Architecture of the Mughal Empire

Visions

Edward Hodgkin’s favourite Mughal, Deccan and other miniatures from his collection are being shown at the Ashmolean untill 22 April, but there’s also an online show.

The image above by Khurshid Banu (c.1600) shows an elephant fight. Akbar was a great fan of these spectacles, but may have died from a heart attack after a quarrel broke out between his sons at an elephant fight in 1605.

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