The tree of life

Unknown, Mughal School1701/1800

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature
New Delhi, India

Seated on a throne is a royal lady with folded legs, elucidating five women standing in a row. In the middle is a tree with leaves and heads of various creatures. On the top and bottom is the row with Persian inscription; the center occupies the painted area. The deep ink blue background is very unusual.


  • Title: The tree of life
  • Creator: Unknown, Mughal School
  • Date: 1701/1800
  • Physical Dimensions: Natural pigment on paper, 14 X 25 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Mughal School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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