Photograph: Luis Pavão
National Museum of Ancient Art
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The term Mughal defines the dynasty founded in 1526 by Babur in Northern India and also signifies objects produced by the imperial workshops where several influences from different areas of the empire and from Portuguese missionaries combined. Based on Portuguese cabinets made in Goa, the material and the decoration are typically Mughal. Significantly, on the bottom of the doors, Portuguese figures – indicated by their clothing – are hunting on horseback with long lances.
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