FALCON ON A PERCH
December 31, 1609
Animals and Plants
Falcon on a Perch
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber
Gum tempera on paper
Miniature: 12.8 x 8.9 cm (5 1/16 x 3 1/2 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.165
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A thin coat of malachite was applied for the background.
Falcons were prized participants in royal hunting expeditions, and this painting may be a portrait of a favorite bird or a gift from an ally. The bird faces left, and the talons are tied to the perch with a black string. The light green background, flowering trees, and plants provide dynamism to the composition and reveal the artist’s awareness of Persian, Mughal, or Deccani styles of painting.
Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, partial sale and gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???
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