FALCON ON A PERCH

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December 31, 1609
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Animals and Plants
Jahangir 1605–1627

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Falcon on a Perch
c. 1610

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

PROVENANCE

?-2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, partial sale and gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art

2018-
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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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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