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  • Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615–20
    By Mansur (active ca. 1589–1626)
    India
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

    H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm), W. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)

    A red-headed vulture, set in profile, is perched on a craggy outcropping. Beside it stands the long-billed vulture, seemingly floating against a wash of brown. Both loom large against a conventional background of rocks and sky. Bands of calligraphy set in cloud like cartouches span the top and bottom of the painting, which is set within a sumptuous turquoise margin with delicately rendered, swaying golden flowers.

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    Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615–20
    By Mansur (active ca. 1589–1626)
    India
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

    H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm), W. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.12)


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