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Current Location:
Cabinet G -> Drawer 07 (G)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet G; Drawer 07

The Art of India ➔ Noah's Ark, Attributed to Miskin

Artwork
Medium:
Paint on Silk
Dimensions:
Artworks;Artworks - Height: 14.75 in;24" Width: 11.25 in;20"
Note: Matte
Description:
Center image of ship against dark gray background. Animals and small men on ship. Border is light blue with tan/red flowers and blue/green peacocks.
Historical Context:
This painting is done in the Mughal miniature tradition and it depicts Noah’s Ark as its seen in the Akbarnama and from its reference in the Qur’an. In the Islamic tradition, the Qur'an is considered the final portion of God's revelation to mankind and accepts certain portions of the Bible, such as the story of Noah. The Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) is a fully illustrated biographical history of Emperor Akbar's reign (1556–1605), written in Persian. It was commissioned by Akbar and written by Abul Fazl.