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A COURT ATELIER (DETAIL)
FOLIO FROM THE MANUSCRIPT OF AKHLAQ-I NASIRI (ETHICS OF NASIR) BY NASIR AL-DIN TUSI (D. 1274)
Pakistan, Lahore, 1590–95; Ink, and gold on paper; AKM288.12
At the court of the Mughal emperors, teams of papermakers, calligraphers, artists, illuminators and bookbinders worked together to create beautifully copied and gorgeously illustrated manuscripts like the one this painting came from. Here you can see manuscript-making team at work in the courtyard of a palace.