An Attempt to Assassinate Akbar at Delhi, 1564
from the Akbarnama


A larger image of An Attempt on Akbar's Life, 1564, Akbarnama

This illustration depicts an attempt on the life of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) at Delhi in 1564. Akbar is shown in white on horseback clutching an arrow. His retainers pursue the would-be assassins and kill one of them.
By Jagan with Bhawani the Elder and faces by Madhav, c. 1590-95, (watercolor on paper, 33.8 x 19.4 cm.), Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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