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Umar Escapes from Murzuq’s Camp, Hamzanameh

Find this object in the Figure in Art Gallery on Floor 2

The Hamzanameh is a story that describes the adventures of the hero Amir Hamza and his friends. What do you think is happening in this colourful picture? Can you find Amir Hamza’s friend, Umar, in the picture escaping from his chains? Why do you think he wants to escape from the camp, when it is well guarded and safe? See if you can find out more about Amir Hamza, his friend Umar, and this story online today.

MS.31.2004, Manuscript Painting, India, 16th century CE

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