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510011898

Akbar lifting captured cheetahs. From the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar). Comparison by Tulsi, painting by Narayan. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal. This painting records the first occasion (in 1560) when Akbar hunted cheetahs. Animals were caught by luring them into specially dug pits, then tamed and trained to hunt.

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Akbar lifting captured cheetahs.  From the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar).  Comparison by Tulsi, painting by Narayan. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal.  This painting records the first occasion (in 1560) when Akbar hunted cheetahs.   Animals were caught by luring them into specially dug pits, then tamed and trained to hunt.