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THE SULTAN OUT HUNTING HALTS FOR REFRESHMENTS Illustration to the Nimatnama or Book of Delicacies, Mandu, Central India, с. 1505
THE SULTAN OUT HUNTING HALTS FOR REFRESHMENTS


With Plate 1 an example of the Turkman style of Persian painting after its introduction to India at Mandu shortly after 1500. Plate 1, by a different hand, shows the same bland figure, eagerly arriving on horseback at one of the mock bazaars which were set up in the jungle on the occasion of hunts. In both plates, the central figure is probably an idealized rendering of Ghiyas-ud-din, Sultan of Malwa (1469 to 1501). Although a number of the remaining figures have donned male garb, all are women, as is shown by the lack of beards and moustaches and the presence of female jewellery and ornaments.