Folio from the First or “South Kensington” Baburnama (The History of Babur); recto: Birds in a coconut grove; verso: text

Artist: Bhura (active mostly in 1580s)
Designer: Miskin (active late 1570s–ca. 1604)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1589
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W (page): 24.4 x 15.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 in) H x W (image): 18.1 x 13 cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase--The Elizabeth B. Moynihan Fund
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

Baburnama, bird, coconut tree, duck, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), natural history, Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. vol. 1: pp. 167-186, fig. 4.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd ed. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 8E, p. 66.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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