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A feast in a pavilion setting

December 31, 1619
Mirza Firuz Shah
Jahangir 1605–1627

A feast in a pavilion setting



India, Mughal, 17th century Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 23.4 x 14.6 cm (9 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.) Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1966 DESCRIPTION Two gentlemen sit on a low carpeted platform in a walled garden. They wear bulbous turbans meant to indicate a historical time or distant place other than Mughal India. Behind them is the entry of a wealthy family’s house with one of the double doors open, leading to the inner quarters and a covered pavilion on the rooftop. The vestibule’s rear wall is ornamented with niches and wall paintings. Emperor Jahangir admired Persian art and culture, employing Persian painters such as Muhammad Ali in his royal atelier. He enjoyed gatherings such as this, with books and music, wine and fruits. Collection: Indian Art Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art Type of artwork: Painting Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Credit line: Gift of J. H. Wade Mughal Library

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