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Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Persian Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental Border of Flowers and Birds

…bearing birds and deer. The prominence of calligraphy and poetry in Mughal albums is an indication of how these Turkic rulers of India revered Persian literary arts. The central poem…

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Birds Pursued by an Eagle

Credit: Gift of Edward B. Bruce, 1922Culture: JapanAccession Number: 22.33.1Learn more on The Met’s website…

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Over Robe (Uchikake) with Long-Tailed Birds in a Landscape

Credit: Gift of Charles Zadok, 1959Culture: JapanAccession Number: 59.46Learn more on The Met’s website…

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Two Birds on a Wintry Tree

Credit: Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988Culture: ChinaAccession Number: 1989.363.15Learn more on The Met’s website…

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Mirror Back with Birds and Animals in Repoussé

Credit: Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985Culture: ChinaAccession Number: 1985.214.22Learn more on The Met’s website…

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Birds in Willows and Blossoming Peach Tree

Credit: The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer…

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Old Tree, Bamboo, and Birds

Credit: From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947Culture: ChinaAccession Number: 47.18.44Learn more on The Met’s website…

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Snuff Bottle with Birds and Flowers

Credit: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902Culture: ChinaAccession Number: 02.18.965a, bLearn more on The Met’s website…

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Rectangular tray with peonies and birds

Credit: Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2005Culture: ChinaAccession Number: 2005.275Learn more on The Met’s website…

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