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"Calligraphic Composition in Shape of Peacock", Folio from the Bellini Album | Object Name: Illustrated album leaf Date: ca. 1600 Geography: Turkey

"Calligraphic Composition in Shape of Peacock", Folio from the Bellini Album Object Name: Illustrated album leaf Date: ca.

Study of a Gold-mantled Chloropsis - Ustad Mansur

Ustad Mansur, Study of a Gold-mantled Chloropsis (bird). Ustad Mansur was a century Mughal painter who specialised in depicting plants and animals. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain

Jahangir (r. 1605–27) ordered this portrait of a spotted forktail from Abu'l Hasan, the artist upon whom he bestowed the honorific title "Wonder of the Age." The inscription states that the emperor’s servants hunted this particular bird but does not say whether they killed it or merely captured it before it was portrayed

Spotted Forktail / Folio from the Shah Jahan Album / Mir 'Ali Haravi / india 1550

STRING INSTRUMENT  This cutting is attributed to Girolamo dai Libri of Verona. It shows King David, one of the great heroes of the Old Testament, reclining on a rich carpet and playing a stringed instrument. King David was a musician and was traditionally believed to be the author of the Psalms.        EL "UGAB"QUE ES COMO UNA FLAUTA.  EL NEBEL" Y "LOS CÍMBALOS, MAS MODERNOS, ERAN IMPORTADOS DE EGIPTO. "  EL "ASOR" EL MNAANIM PARECE QUE SE REFIERE A UN SISTRO.  EL SESLIM Y METZILTAYYIM" ERAN…

Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, ~ Manuscript ~ Initial B, with David playing the lute ~

I recently visited the British Museum and enjoyed their Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibit which runs until January 11th, 2015. It displays art depicting witches from the middle ages up to the late nineteenth century. This post looks at a few late medieval interpretations of witches and the artists behind these works.

Clerical Conceptions of Magic and the Stereotype of the Female Witch Hans Baldung – The Witches Sabbath AD)

Golden Haekel with Gold Details on OneKingsLane.com This lovely work is a limited-edition print, created using a unique process that combines traditional silk screening with gold leafing, carefully done by craftsman to create a beautiful light-reflecting effect. This fine work is printed on acid-free paper, set on a cream mat, and framed with wood molding and UV glass.

Golden Haekel with Gold Details on OneKingsLane.com This lovely work is a limited-edition print, created using a unique process that combines traditional silk screening with gold leafing, carefully done by craftsman to create a beautiful light-reflecting effect. This fine work is printed on acid-free paper, set on a cream mat, and framed with wood molding and UV glass.

Bee-eater; miniature on the verso of a leaf from the Kevorkian album, 1800s, India, Mughal dynasty.

'Bee-eater', miniature on the verso of a leaf from the Kevorkian album, early c.

Bear loved the way the inside of his teacup complimented the hue of his fine wings. From a painting by Jackie Morris

Bear loved the way the inside of his teacup complimented the hue of his fine wings. From a painting by Jackie Morris

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