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Battle of Patan. Victory of Qutb ad-Din and Azim Khan over Muhammed Husain Mirza and Sher Khan Fuladi, 1572, (right panel)
from the Akbarnama


This is the right side of a double-page illustration to the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar).
The double-page composition was designed by the Mughal court artist Lal, and the details on this side were painted by Dhanun. The illustration depicts the Battle of Patan and the victory of the Mughal army led by Qutb ad-Din Khan and Azim Khan over the rebels Muhammad Husain Mirza and Sher Khan Fuladi at Gujarat, north-west India, in 1572.
Victoria and Albert Museum IS.2:108-1896

The elephants in the foreground are fully armoured, while those carrying drummers are unarmoured. The former seem to have scale armour or body protection and brigandine (quilt cloth with metal plates) for the head.

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