Khubilai Khan commissioned the Chinese painter Liu Guandao to produce this depiction of him as "the Emperor and Great Khan" on a hunt. Hunting was a quintessential Mongol activity that was originally designed as training for warfare.
Liu Guandao's depiction of Khubilai in this work (the figure in the white, fur-tipped robe in the central foreground) confirms Marco Polo's descriptions of the emperor as an aging and obese man.
Commissions such as these are a good indication of the Mongols' dedication to artistic partonage.
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