Two Orioles, Mughal, North India, c. This composition is closely related to European botanical and natural history studies which had begun to reach the Mughal court by the late century. The upper bird is a male Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo),
Circle of Mirza ‘Ali Persian (active century) Solomon and his Court, folio from a manuscript, c. 1560 Manuscript Folio Persian, century Safavid period Creation Place: Qazvin, Iran Opaque watercolor and gold on paper folio:
This miniature was inspired by another earlier work called Portrait of a Young Woman by Mirza Ali. Mohammadi was a Herat artist who worked for both the Safavi and the Uzbek. This piece seems to show a pronounced Uzbek influence.