Akbar riding the elephant Hawa'I pursuing another elephant (Ran Bagha) across a collapsing bridge of boats, 1561
from the Akbarnama


A darker scan that shows some detail washed out in this bright scan of Akbar riding the elephant Hawa'I.

A large modern version of people watching Akbar riding the elephant Hawa'I.
(double-page illustration)
Composition by Basawan, painting by Chitra for the left side of the illustration, c. 1590-95, (watercolor on paper, 34.4 x 21.5 cm.), Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Right side composition by Basawan, painting by Chetar, c. 1590-95, (watercolor on paper, 34.4 x 21.3 cm.), Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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