The Young Emperor Akbar Arrests the Insolent Shah Abu’l-Maali, page from a manuscript of the Akbarnama
Art Institute of Chicago
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The dynamic scene central to this painting derives from the Mughal emperor Akbar's adolescence. An associate of Akbar's father, Shah Abu’l-Maali is arrested after displaying rude conduct toward Akbar. Tents surround the group illustrating how Akbar traveled during his command to grow the empire.
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