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Alexander the Great Lassoes an Opponent, 1597-98,
from the Khamsa of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi


A larger image of Alexander the Great Lassoes an Opponent, 1597-98, Khamsa.

This illustration from Walters manuscript W.624 depicts one of the many battles fought by Alexander the Great, who is celebrated in the Islamic tradition as one of the great historic rulers. Unusually, one of the armoured cavalry has a musket. The painting is inscribed Jagannath in red ink.
Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (died ca. 729 AH/AD 1328) (Author)
Muhammad Husayn Zarrin Qalam (Scribe)
Jagannath (Artist)
Source: Walters manuscript W.624



Mughal Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers - 15th to 19th Centuries