"DIVING DIPPER AND OTHER BIRDS", FOLIO FROM THE SHAH JAHAN ALBUM

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June 30, 1620
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Animals and Plants
Jahangir 1605–1627

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(c. 1620) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Frequently praised in Jahangir’s memoirs, the artist Mansur painted many of the natural wonders the emperor saw during his travels. Jahangir wrote of his discovery of the Diving Dipper: "I ordered them to catch two or three of these birds, that I might ascertain whether they were waterfowl and were web-footed, or had open feet like land birds. They caught two. One died immediately, and the other lived for a day. Its feet were not webbed like a duck’s. I ordered [nadir al-asr] Ustad Mansur to draw its likeness."

Title: "Diving Dipper and Other Birds", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist: Painting by Mansur (active ca. 1589–1626)

Date: recto: ca. 1610–15; verso: ca. 1535–45

Geography: Attributed to India

Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Dimensions: H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)

W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)

Classification: Codices

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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