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Obverse: Portrait of a Falcon

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June 30, 1619
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Animals and Plants
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Jahangir 1605–1627

Obverse: Portrait of a Falcon

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Ustad Mansur (flourished 1590-1624) was a seventeenth-century Mughal painter and court artist. He grew up during the reign of Jahangir (r. 1605 - 1627) during which period he excelled at depicting plants and animals. He was the earliest artist to depict the dodo in color, apart from being the first to illustrate the Siberian crane. Towards the end of Akbar's reign, he gained the title of ustad (=master) and during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir his masterpieces earned him the title of Nãdir-al-’Asr ("Unequalled of the age"). Although largely known for his natural history illustrations, he also portrayed people in various manuscript illustrations. Indian, Mughal Mughal period Obverse: datable to 1619

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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