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Akbar Being Received by Khan Kilan, the Governor of Nagaur, 1570
from the Akbarnama



This painting depicts the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.15561605) and a delegation from Khan Kilan, the governor of Nagor (Nagaur) in north-west India. Akbar is shown on horseback in the centre of the image, facing the delegation. V&A Museaum. The contemporary Persian inscription beneath the painting notes that the faces were done by Basawan, one of the greatest artists at the Mughal court.

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