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Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i (d. 1501)

Two loyal friends stand together in a vain bid to prevent fatal combat 1492

RCIN 1005032.h

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The calmness of the two friends at the centre of the painting contrasts with the fierce frenzy of those clashing violently around them. They are on opposing sides of the combatting groups and vainly attempt to end the slaughter. The artist, Mohan, also painted the portrait of Emperor Humayun on display in this room.