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Iskenders funeral. Navoi. Iskenders rampart. The Bodleian Library. Oxford. Elliot 340, f. 92. 1553. Bukhara
ISKENDER'S FUNERAL Navoi. lskender's rampart


The composition has many figures. It depicts Iskenders funeral. One of Iskenders hand is out of the eternity box just to show that even the Great man passes away empty-handed. This composition is not pompous. This is a ceremony as for common people. On the way of the ceremony there are a lot of crying women. In the foreground there are people in misery: some of them tearing their dresses, the others cover their faces in scarves.
Purple, blue and black colours create atmosphere of sorrow.