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Farrukh Beg

Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II Khan Hunting with a Hawk

Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II Khan Hunting with a Hawk, Farrukh Beg
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Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II Khan Hunting with a Hawk is a Mughal Oil on Paper Painting created by Farrukh Beg from 1590 to 1595. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Horses and Royalty. Download

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Farrukh Beg served as a court painter for three Indian rulers — two emperors and the Sultan of Bijapur. This miniature, a type of small, detailed illustration bound into books, shows the Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II, riding his horse and holding a hunting hawk. The Sultan was a poet, artist and Sunni Muslim who upheld values of religious tolerance, including Christians. His reign was cosmopolitan and prosperous. A good time to be an artist.

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