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Photo credit: FaranjiPyrad

Queen Siri Raadha Abaarana Mahaa Rehendhi (Sultana Khadija), a 14th century queen the royal consort Mohamed El-Jameel giving an audience. The drawing is allegedly based on the writings of the fourteenth century Moorish traveller Ibn Battuta, who on visiting Maldives was invited to stay as the Qadi (Chief Justice) from the year 1347 to 1349.