For princes like Babur, the Central Asian ruler Timur exemplified power and military genius. Multiple chronicles elevated his life and deeds to almost mythical status. Here, Timur, astride a white horse, appears as the dynamic hero of a dramatic and bloody battle.
Timur on the Battlefield , folio from the Gulshan album
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1570–1600; borders ca. 1605
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Lent by The Art and History Collection