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This painting was chosen
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Caption: Led by Songhur Balkhi and Lulu the Spy, the Ayyars Slit the Throats of Prison Guards and Free Sa'id Farrukh-Nizhad Folio from an illustrated Hamza-Nama series Northern India (Mughal school), 1557-1572 Opaque watercolor and gold on cloth and ink on paper Overall: 30 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. (78.4 x 62.2 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Museum Collection Fund, 24.46

Label: This is a page from the oversized manuscript known as the Qissa-i Amir Hamza, or Hamza-Nama, one of the most ambitious projects completed by the imperial painting workshop under the Mughal emperor Akbar (reigned 1556–-1605). All of the paintings are on cloth, with lengthy Persian text written on paper glued to the reverse. It is thought that the pages were made for use in storytelling performances. The Hamza Nama is a magical adventure tale about the first generations of Muslims. This painting is typical of the series, with multiple figures in very active stances set within a sumptuously decorated courtyard. The subject is a night raid on a prison, with the heroes cutting the throats of the captors in order to free their comrades, who are shown in chains.

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There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting!

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Men slightly favor this painting.

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