W.874, Single leaf from Akbarnama by Abu Fazl
This leaf depicting the scene of a fatal quarrel over a prostitute comes from a manuscript of Akbarnāmah (a biography of the Mughal Emperor Akbar [r. 963 AH / 1556 CE -- 1014 AH / 1605 CE]) by his prime minster Abū al- Faz̤l ibn Mubārak (d. 1011 AH / 1602 CE). It was produced in Mughal India at the end of the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The work is pasted (like W.684) on a leaf from Farhang-i Jahāngīrī (a Persian-language dictionary) by Jamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Injū Shīrāzī (d. 1035 AH / 1625-6 CE). The text is written in black nastaʿlīq script with lemmata in red.
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