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    EMPEROR AKBAR IN HIS COURT

    Mughal art. The child Akbar and his mother

    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

    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

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

    NTK2: Akbar...notes.

    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."

    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

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

    “The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is a very richly decorated Book of Hours. It was painted sometime between 1412 and 1416 by the Limbourg brothers for their patron Jean, Duc de Berry. Featured here are the Labors of the Months, the section illustrating the various activities undertaken by the Duke’s court and his peasants according to the month of the year.” www.artexperience...

    Standing female worshiper, ca. 2600-2500 BC From Nippur, Sumerian culture Limestone, inlaid with shell and lapis lazulu

    Krater with a lid surmounted by a small hydria, mid-8th century b.c.; Geometric Greek, Euboean or Cycladic; Found at Kourion, Cyprus Terracotta

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

    Bronze hydria (water jar) Period: Classical Date: mid-5th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Argive Medium: Bronze

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

    Radium dial painters working in a factory for the United States Radium Corporation. The company spread misinformation to deny the dangers of Radium, allowing more workers to be exposed and sickened, until the "Radium Girls" took them to court, exposing the matter to the media and public scrutiny. The women from the court case mostly died, painfully, in their thirties.

    Geraniums by Henri Matisse.

    Egyptian Old Kingdom. Khafre Ka Sculpture. 2570-2544 BCE