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A Gathering

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June 30, 1625
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Religion and Festival
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Jahangir 1605–1627

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Indian Mughal period Foreground: about 1625–30, background added later Object Place: Deccan, India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSIONS Height x width: 23.3 × 15.8 cm (9 3/16 × 6 1/4 in.) COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Paintings INSCRIPTIONS Reverse: At top, brief Persian inscription. Below it, a two-line Devanagari inscription. A scribbled inscription at center. PROVENANCE 1965, sold by a private dealer-collector, Calcutta, to John Goelet, Amblainville (Oise), France; 1966, gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1966).

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