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Portrait of Abdullah-Khan. The former collection of Claude Anet. France. 1572. Bukhara

The ruler of Central Asian Abdullah-Khan kept his power from 1560 to 1598 by means of many military campaigns, elimination of enemies and regional suppression. He stayed for close and good relations of Bukhara with Russia and India.
The unknown author shows the ruler at home cutting the melon. His image consists of all Asian features in wear and on his face. This miniature shows democratic tendency in portrait painting. There is no pathetics and ideology.