Folio from the First or “South Kensington” Baburnama (The History of Babur); recto: Birds in a coconut grove; verso: text

Maker(s)
Artist: Bhura (active mostly in 1580s)
Designer: Miskin (active late 1570s–ca. 1604)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1589
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (page): 24.4 x 15.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 in) H x W (image): 18.1 x 13 cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase--The Elizabeth B. Moynihan Fund
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2009.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Baburnama, bird, coconut tree, duck, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), natural history, Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 8E, p. 66.
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. pp. 167-186, fig. 4.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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