Painting, detached from album. Babur and his army emerge from the Khwaja Didar Fort, from a Baburnama manuscript. Babur is shown riding a fully armoured horse, emerging with his cavalry from the Khwaja Didar fort, where he wintered in 1497. A drummer rides a camel behind him and another soldier leans forward to hold a parasol over Babur's head. The broken arrows in the left foreground indicate that the battle with Shaybani Khan the Uzbek has already begun. The fort is ringed with red brick walls and crenellated battlements. Inside a tomb with a vaulted roof, various buildings, pavilions and canopies are visible. This is the left-hand page of a double-page composition of which the right hand page represents Shaybani Khan and Uzbeks being driven toward Samarkand (also owned by the British Museum since 1921).

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Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd to The British Museum
Dharm Das


Khwaja Didar Fort
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Battle of Khawa Didar
Akbar reign

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