Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
An official in Akbar’s court, Abu’l Fazl (b. 1551; d. 1602) was a close confidante of the emperor and wrote the official history of his regnal period, the Akbarnama. He was also a grand vizier and one of the navaratnas (nine jewels) in the court.