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Ghiyath Shahi supervising his cooks

Ghiyath Shahi supervising his cooks

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Ghiyath Shahi supervising his cooks from the Ni'matnama-i Nasir al-Din Shah, Ghiyath Shahi is pointing towards the cook who is handing a dish of food to one attendant, while four others are standing near the throne, holding dishes and watching procedures. Ghiyath Shahi, crowned and barefooted, is in a blue-domed pavilion, which has a circular pool in the foreground. The section is explaining the ingredients needed for 'bara' (pulse balls fried in oil, dried in the sun and used for flavouring). Opaque watercolour. Sultanate style. Image taken from The Ni'matnama-i Nasir al-Din Shah. A manuscript on Indian cookery and the preparation of sweetmeats, spices etc. Originally published in 1495 - 1505.

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