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Rout of the army of Tokhtamysh. Sharuf ad-din Ali Yezdy. Zafar-nama. MS IOS AS Uzbek SSR, 4472, f. 219 b. 1628. Samarkand
ROUT OF THE ARMY OF TOKHTAMYSH Sharuf ad-din Ali Yezdy. Zafar-nama

In 1391 Timur defeated khan Tokhtamysh and his army. The composition consists only of twelve characters but we have the impression of the battle between two armies, because everything is in motion against the background of the Caucasus mountains. Colour scheme is rich, there are a lot of colour tones and contrasts. This tense colouring adds tension to the whole atmosphere of the picture.