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Iskender and his troops by the crossing over the Syr-Darya. Masud ibn Osman-I Kukhistani. History of Abul-Khair-Khan. IOS AS Usbek SSR. MS 9989, f. 66. The 1540s. Samarkand
ISKENDER AND HIS TROOPS BY THE GROSSING OVER  THE SYR-DARYA


On this small miniature we see Iskender (Alexander the Great) deep in thought sitting on the slope of the Syr-Darya. Great Commander is without his suite with the only one man. Below them there are two stone-cutters working at a cliff, probably they should built a passage over the river. These characters the author took from the manuscript of Navoi (1521-1522) where there is Farhad. It says that the Sheibanid miniaturist knows the manuscript of Navoi or maybe uses the same patterns for work.