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EMPEROR AKBAR IN HIS COURT
Emperor Akbar inspecting a wild elephant
From the Mughal India blog post 'Akbar's most influential adviser'
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."