Posted on: 2 December 2016

Himalayan blue-throated barbet, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, by Mansur, Mughal, first half 17th century.

Marks and inscriptions:

"amal-e nader al-asr Ostad Mansur naqqash Work of Wonder of the Age Ostad Mansur"

Text and image credit: Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Do I look at the painting or the background or the frame! So artistic