A 16th-century Depiction

This image is from a 16th-century Persian manuscript of Ta’rikh-i Alfi, a history written in India to commemorate the 1000th year of Islam. This image depicts the historical of the tomb of Husayn at Kerbela on the orders of Caliph al-Mutawakkil. The event, depicted in layers, portrays a violent massacre following the initial destruction.