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Illuminated Manuscripts: Resources and Facsimiles: Background Information

A guide to researching illuminated manuscripts and how to locate manuscript facsimiles in the Sloane Art Library.

Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub

A black and white bird perched on a branch and two pink butterflies resting on the leaves.

Shafi' Abbasi, Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub, 1651 - 1652, opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art

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