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Ustad Mansur (active c. 1600-20)

A chameleon 1612

RCIN 912081

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The artist of this painting, Mansur, was the leading natural history painter at the Mughal court. Tiny dots mimic the surface of the chameleon’s skin. On very close inspection, a gold crescent is visible creating a glint in the reptile’s eye as it gazes at the hovering insect.