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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    c.1610-25 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mansur (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lady Wantage.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting in opaque watercolour and gold on paper depicting a Himalayan blue-throated barbet perched on a branch.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


c.1610-25 (made)


Mansur (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

amal-e nader al-asr Ostad Mansur naqqash
Work of Wonder of the Age Ostad Mansur
In black ink immediately beneath the painting, on the border


Height: 14.3 cm painting without borders, Width: 7.7 cm painting without borders, Height: 38.9 cm page, Width: 26.3 cm page

Object history note

Bequeathed by Lady Wantage.

Descriptive line

Painting, Himalayan blue-throated barbet, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, by Mansur, Mughal, c.1610-25

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Susan Stronge, Painting for the Mughal Emperor. The art of the book 1560-1650, V&A Publications, London 2002, plate 101, p. 136.
No. 22, pl. 15
Clarke, C. Stanley; Indian Drawings: Thirty Mogul Paintings of the School of Jehangir and Four Panels of Calligraphy ini the Wantage Bequest. London 1922


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Gold



Subjects depicted

Bird; Branch


Animals and Wildlife; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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