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From the Mughal India blog post 'Akbar's most influential adviser'

A King in Court A folio from the Aiyar-e-Danish (A Book of Animal Fables) Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 1596-7 Painter: Basawan Size: 24.8 x 13.9 cm Bharat Kala Bhavan, No. 9065/3

The Drowning of the Chinese Beauty A folio from the Aiyar-e-Danish (A Book of Animal Fables) Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 1596-7 Painter: Mishkin Size: 24.8 x 13.9 cm Bharat Kala Bhavan, No. 9065/22

Peacocks, squirrels and cranes An illustrated folio of Babur Namah Mughal, Akbar period, dated A.S. 1598

Thesis5: Akbar because he was responsible for initiating Akbar-style design, which combined Persian, Indian, Byzantine, Turkish, and Islamic motifs.

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

Model of a stupa (Buddhist shrine), ca. 4th century Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara Bronze

Portrait Vessel of a Ruler Moche Peru 100 BCE-500 CE Ceramic (2) by mharrsch, via Flickr

Henri de Ferrières, Les Livres du roy Modus et de la royne Ratio 314 by peacay, via Flickr