A Mountain Sheep Small Boxed Cards
10 blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Chester Beatty Library
Box size: 4 x 5.625 x .875 in.
Card size: 3.5 x 5 in.
A Mountain Sheep, c. 1615–1618
From the Minto Album, India
The Minto Album was one of several albums—comprising gilded, vividly colored portraits of emperors, courtiers, and religious figures as well as images of plant and animal life—created for the Mughal emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, who reigned between 1605 and 1658. Centuries later, this mountain sheep portrait with its vivid orange background is as endearing as it is impressive.