Friday, November 29, 2013

Celebration Dance

The elephant in image b comes from the Padshah-nama (c. 1640-5) while the background of the same image is in folio 378a of the BL Babur-nama;

Image c is also kept at the British Library (BL) and represents *Sufis in Ecstasy*;

Image d contains a spade of the kind worn by Emperor Aurangzeb and intricacies from a jali (perforated wall) in the Jami Masjid at Ahmedabad, India.

Should you thirst for more images from Mughal India, along with an excellent text and at a very reasonable price, turn to Valerie Berinstain: THIS is the book for you (the original is in French).

Add your colours to the Froggies!

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