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Preparation of aromatic paste

Preparation of aromatic paste

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The Sultan Ghiyath al-Din watching the preparation of aromatic paste ('abtana'). Two servants working on it, one mixing ingredients in a large bowl, the other rolling out the paste. Outdoor scene against a landscape of heavy vegetation and a gold sky. 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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