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Akbar directing the attack against Rai Surjan Hada at Ranthambhor Fort, 1569

from the Akbarnama
Akbar (in white, at top right) directing the attack against Rai Surjan Hada at Ranthambhor fort. The fort is perched on top of a steep rock cliff, and its guns blaze out across a void at the Mughal troops on the facing rocky outcrop. Tents are pitched at lower left, near the men who are constructing 'sabats', or covered ways, in order to allow the army to move nearer to the enemy.
Date between 1590 and 1595
date QS:P571,+1590-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1590-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1595-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
institution QS:P195,Q213322
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Credit line The Victoria and Albert Museum purchased it in 1896 from Mrs Frances Clarke, the widow of Major-General John Clarke, who bought it in India while serving as Commissioner of Oudh between 1858 and 1862.


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