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Mughal Art

Mughal Art

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore the art of the Mughal Empire in India.

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Key Terms

Mughal

A Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of India from the 16th to the 18th centuries

Miniature Painting

A type of small, elaborately painted image common in India and parts of the Muslim world

Shaykh

A religious official and leader of an Arab family or village


Image Credits

Akbar & the Elephant; Public Domain (PD-1923): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1561-Akbar_riding_the_elephant_Hawa%27I_pursuing_another_elephant_across_a_collapsing_bridge_of_boats_%28left%29.jpg, Jahangir Preferring a Sufi Shaykh to Kings; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bichitr_-_Jahangir_Preferring_a_Sufi_Shaikh_to_Kings,_from_the_St._Petersburg_album_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg, Birth of Mohammad, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Siyer-i_Nebi_223b.jpg, Miraj, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Miraj_by_Sultan_Muhammad.jpg

Terms to Know
Miniature Painting

A type of small, elaborately painted image common in India and parts of the Muslim world.

Mughal

A Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of India from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

Shaykh

A religious official and leader of an Arab family or village.