Hunting is a universally imperial pastime, to the delights of which the Mughal monarchs were not immune. When the first-generation Mughal rulers had invaded India and discovered the bounty offered by the evergreen forests of North India, they quickly took to hunting in the challenging wilderness. These bazaar paintings depict the monarchs and members of the nobility in the midst of their hunting expeditions, putting all their skill and courage to the chase of the powerful boar and tigers or the almost-invincible falcons and eagles roaming the skies. The colours are fit for the naturalistic inclination of Mughal paintings of the bazaar level. As such a pick from the collection curated here would add to your space the singular charm of the imperial.
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