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Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds.

“ Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying.

A pair of Saras birds, panel by Ustad Mansur. India, 17th century

Image of a pair of saras birds, panel by ustad mansur. india, century by V&A Images

Two Orioles  North India / Mughal / c. 1610

Two Orioles, Mughal, North India, circa The upper bird is a male Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo), the lower bird a male Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus).

graceandcompany: “ ♥LIKE : Mughal Painting, India, (Howard Hodgkin Collection) ”

Two Myna Birds -- Circa 1620 -- Mughal, North India -- Via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

Peafowl  Attributed to Mansur     Date:      ca. 1610  Culture:      India (Mughal court at Agra)  Medium:      Opaque watercolor on paper  Dimensions:      Page: 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (36.8 x 25.1 cm)  Classification:      Painting  Credit Line:      Lent by Private Collection  Accession Number:      SL.17.2011.36.1

Peafowl Attributed to Mansur Date: ca. 1610 Culture: India (Mughal court at Agra) Medium: Opaque watercolor on paper Dimensions: Page: 14 x 9 in. x cm) Classification: Painting Credit Line: Lent by Private Collection Accession Number:

“A Lady with Flower and Fly Whisk”  India, Mughal; c. 1630

“A Lady with Flower and Fly Whisk” India, Mughal; 1630 - So tempting to wear this get up to an SCA event.

Border detail, Shah Jahan Album, c. 1620, India Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper, Mughal, period of Jahangir (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The border detail, Shah Jahan Album, ca. india ink, watercolor and gold on paper, Mughal period reign of Jahangir Shah. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

mughalshit:  Sarus Crane by Shaikh Zain ud-Din India (Kolkata), Mughal, c. 1770 - 1785 Gouache on paper  Found in northern parts of the subc...

Sarus Crane by Shaikh Zain ud-Din India (Kolkata), Mughal, c. 1770 - 1785 Gouache on paper “ Found in northern parts of the subcontinent, the sarus crane is India’s largest bird, the males sometimes.

Muhammad Afzal, Court Ladies Playing with Fireworks, 1740

Court Ladies Playing with Fireworks. 1740 Muhammad Afzal active Mughal dynasty Reign of Muhammad Shah Color and gold on paper H: W: cm Delhi, India

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