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A dancing dervish and three musicians, from a Divan (Collected Poems) of Urfi (Persian, 1555–1591)

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Shah Jahan 1627–1658

A dancing dervish and three musicians, from a Divan (Collected Poems) of Urfi (Persian, 1555–1591)

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A dancing dervish and three musicians, from a Divan (Collected Poems) of Urfi (Persian, 1555–1591) 1637 India, Muhammadpur, Bijapur, Deccan, 17th century made for Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah (r. 1627–56) Opaque watercolor with gold on paper, mounted with plain paper borders Page: 14.8 x 11.5 cm (5 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Painting: 6.2 x 3.5 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/8 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.288 EXHIBITION HISTORY The Cleveland Museum of Art (7/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India, cat. 56, p. 243.

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