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Album leaf (recto). Cockatoos on a flowering branch. On paper.
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- Cockatoos and a flowering branch
India, Mughal, early 18th century
Opaque watercolour on paper
Although the tradition of depicting birds and animals in pairs has a long history in Islamic art, it is also typical of European natural history illustrations. colorful birds such as these members of the parrot family would have been a natural choice for an album devoted to the birds an animals of India.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001, British Museum, Addis Gallery, Birds in Islamic Paintings
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- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
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