In this picture the Jinn appear to be throwing pie at Ali. What are these things and why are they throwing them?

Imam Ali and the Jinn (public domain)

This image is used on the Wikipedia page Jinn. The description given is:

Imam Ali Conquers Jinn Unknown artist Ahsan-ol-Kobar 1568 Golestan Palace From www.ir-tmca.com/exhibition/negargari/work6.htm

but this link gives a 404 Not Found error.

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    This is about a tradition where Ali was sent by the Prophet to annihilate Jinns who had settled in a valley to intercept and terrify Muslims. But as for those pies they look like stones to me! – infatuated Feb 23 '17 at 7:21
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    I guess the artist was just coming off of a fast. – Clint Eastwood Feb 23 '17 at 14:01
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