Posted on: 27 October 2012

Jahangir kills a lioness savaging a huntsman. (c. 1640-50)
Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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This painting depicts so much action! While the Emperor dispatches one lioness , another beast is about to leap on the man who is climbing a tree in terror - little knowing that there's still another lioness sitting on a top branch of the very tree! Seems to be a true account of one of the hunts.


that looks like two monkeys in the tree the one huntsman is climbing

That's a monkey up the tree, not a lion.