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Young woman chased by a dragon. Pigments and gold on paper, India, 1590 – 1610

Young woman chased by a dragon. Pigments and gold on paper, India, 1590 – 1610

A clean-shaven man wearing a long blue robe and a fur hat of European style. His head is inclined in deep reverie as he plays his kamancheh (a Persian stringed instrument, also popular in Indo-Persian court circles from the 14th to the 17th century).  Attributed to Basawan, one of the leading masters of the Mughal painting workshop under the emperor Akbar (1556-1605). Basawan made a close study of the European prints and paintings which were reaching the Mughal court in growing numbers.

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Basâwan. Jeune femme écoutant un vieillard lui faire la lecture. style Moghol, vers 1590, Musée du Louvre

Basâwan. Jeune femme écoutant un vieillard lui faire la lecture. style Moghol, vers 1590, Musée du Louvre

This painting by Kesav Kalan and Jagjivan is an illustration to the Akbarnama, and is the left side of a double page composition (the right half is IS.2:110-1896). It depicts the rejoicings at Akbar's return to Fatehpur Sikri following his victory in the Gujarat.  The Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) was commissioned by the emperor as the official chronicle of his reign. It was written by his court historian and biographer Abu'l Fazl between 1590 and 1596

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This painting by Kesav Kalan and Jagjivan is an illustration to the Akbarnama,

Indian Paintings, 16th Century, Indian Art

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The Sakhi speaks to Krishna. From the Orchha Rasikapriya, c.1592-95

Radha's sakhi speaks to Krishna. Malwa or Orchha, From the Rasikapriya; now dated

Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tale XVI | Cleveland Museum of Art

Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Sixteenth night: The daughter-in-law returns from her misadventure, feigning insanity

Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tale XVI, Jackal teaches the wife a Stratagem (small #10) | Cleveland Museum of Art

Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tale XVI, Jackal teaches the wife a Stratagem (small

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