Lion at Rest. Painted by Mansur during the reign of Akbar (1556-1605) in Mughal India. Intended for or related to a muraqqa, an Islamic album of small paintings and calligraphies often presented as a gift during a milestone.
'Bharat-Mata' ('Mother-India'); Painting by Abanindranath Tagore, India, 1905 --'Bharat-Mata' - Symbol of the Nation: India was aware as a nation with very strong nationalism. This painting of Mother India imitates the traditional form of Hindu Goddess. She has four arms, carrying the symbols of the way to modernize the nation by improving food, clothing, knowledge and spirituality. Here, the subject of modern national identity is drawn in a traditional Indian-form.