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- After several regions of north, east and west India coming under the rule of Sultanate dynasties from Central Asia after the late 12th century Sultanate School of Painting started to develop.
- Introduction of new colours such as gold and ultramarine blue in paintings.
- This school was influenced by paintings tradition from – Persian, Turkic and Afghan.
- This style of painting was patronised at centres such as Sultans of Malwa, Gujarat, Jaunpur and such other centres.
- Central Asian artists in the sultanate dynasty courts worked with local artists, leading to an intermingling of Persian features and indigenous style.
- This school is a hybrid of Persian influence over indigenous pictorial style.
- Persian elements such as color palette, physiognomy, simplified landscape and decorative details etc.