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Akbar and Jahangir Examine a Ghir Falcon while Prince Khusrau Stands Behind

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June 30, 1556
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Animals and Plants
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Akbar 1556–1605

Akbar and Jahangir Examine a Ghir Falcon while Prince Khusrau Stands Behind

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Akbar and Jahangir Examine a Ghir Falcon while Prince Khusrau Stands Behind c. 1602–4 Mughal India Gum tempera and gold on paper Page: 35.8 x 23.4 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/16 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.317 DID YOU KNOW? Salim rests his hand on a sharply pointed dagger in a red velvet sheath. DESCRIPTION Emperor Akbar sits against a purple bolster under a canopy looking aged and careworn, probably not long before his death. He examines a trained falcon of the type that the Mughals used in hunting. This falcon appears to be from Akbar’s son, Prince Salim, who stands before him in a gesture of gift-giving. A stately black antelope, a wild animal now a pet, harnessed and wearing a bell, crouches at the foot of the steps leading up to the canopied platform. EXHIBITION HISTORY The Cleveland Museum of Art (7/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India, cat. 37, p. 211. Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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