W.683, Single leaf of a battle scene from the Baburnamah
This single leaf of a battle scene comes from an illustrated Bāburnāmah (Memoirs of Babur) executed in Mughal India during the late tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The text, written in black nastaʿlīq script, comes from a description of the events of the year 901 AH / 1495-6 CE. It describes how Sayyidim, Qulī Bābā, and several warriors were unhorsed in battle and how news of their fate reached Sultan Ḥusayn Mīrzā (d. 911 AH / 1506 CE). The polychrome borders surrounding this page date to the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE.
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