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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

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

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

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

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

Fragmentary bronze portrait of the emperor Caracalla, ca. 212–217 A.D.; Mid-Imperial, Severan Roman Bronze

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."

Thesis4: Akbar also because of his policy on religious tolerance.