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Prophet Ilyas rescues a Prince: A folio from Hamzanama

In Hamzanama, there is an inscription, which says, "When the demon threw Prince Nur-ud-Dahr into the sea, St. Elias the prophet took him out of the water.Nur-ud-Dahr wound up on an island".

Imagination soared and with unbounded creativity, the painter draws the painting based on the text innovatively. Prophet appears to be able to walk on the sea, sea appears to be full of waves and the emotions on the faces immaclate to the situation.

Displayed at The British Museum, London, this beautiful work was created in the 16th century India, during the reign of Akbar.


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