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Abul Hassan, Jahangir’s Dream, c. 1620
In this amusing painting, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (once again with a simply enormous halo) embraces a submissive and diminutive Shah Abbas, the Safavid ruler of the Persian empire. Their place on top of the world on the backs of a lion and a lamb is intended to suggest the peace between the two rulers, though it’s clear who possesses the position of power.

Abul Hassan, Jahangir’s Dream, c. 1620

In this amusing painting, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (once again with a simply enormous halo) embraces a submissive and diminutive Shah Abbas, the Safavid ruler of the Persian empire. Their place on top of the world on the backs of a lion and a lamb is intended to suggest the peace between the two rulers, though it’s clear who possesses the position of power.