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The death of Dara in the arms of Iskandar

The death of Dara in the arms of Iskandar

From a manuscript of Navaʾi, Sadd-i Iskandar (Wall of Alexander), dated AH 960 (1553 AD), Bukhara

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Elliott 340, fol 32r

This depiction of Iskandar from Navaʾi’s Chaghatay Turkish-language account encapsulates a number of the hero’s key attributes as a devoted leader.