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A Mughal courtier

June 30, 1556
Akbar 1556–1605

A Mughal courtier



A Mughal courtier c. 1575; border added probably 1700s India, Mughal, 16th century Opaque watercolor with gold on paper, mounted with gold-sprinkled borders 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 2013.294 INSCRIPTION Inscription in top margin, upside-down in nasta‘liq script, probably added c. 1700s: Sarkhod EXHIBITION HISTORY "A Flower From Every Meadow," Asia House Gallery, New York; Center for Asian Art and Culture, San Francisco; Albright-Know Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York (1973) "Akbar's India: Art from the Muhgal City of Victory," Asia Society, New York; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1985-1986) The Cleveland Museum of Art (7/31/2016-10/23/2016) Art and Stories from Mughal India, cat. 6, p. 183.

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Very good information.


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