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Khan in the arbour with courtiers and musicians. Right part of the diptych. Miniature on a separate sheet. Museum of the peoples of the Orientin. Moscow. Mid-16th century. Bukhara
KUAN IN THE ARBOUR WITH COURTIERS AND MUSICIANS


Typical majlis scene of Abdullah II period. Probably, young khan himself with his suite is depicted on the miniature. Music, talk about literature or just some jokes are for entertainment of the guests. Under the trees there is a tent near the pool with ducks. Composition of the miniature is done according to court traditions. Rhythm and bright colour scheme of miniature Khan in the arbour with courtiers and musicians make it one of the best thing in art of Bukhara.