Mughal painting evolved from the Arabian school of miniature art with Hindu, Buddhist and Jain influences. They often revolve around themes like battles, legendary stories, hunting scenes, wildlife, royal life, mythology, etc.
TIMUR OF TIMURID DYNASTY
Timur, founder of the Timurid dynasty, on his throne. He was bestowed with the title ‘Timur the Lame’, by the Arabian enemies.
THE ROYAL RIDE
Miniature painting showing a Mughal noble, riding on a horse, wearing a patka.
Two holy men having a conversation in traditional Turkish attire.
In the Mughal period , lion hunting was restricted among the royalty & the others needed special permissions from the king to hunt the animal.
PATRONS OF PRIDE
Mughal miniature painting depicting a woman with a bejewelled headdress holding a lotus petal.