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An old mullah received in the women's quarters at night

December 31, 1759
The Morgan Library and Museum
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

An old mullah received in the women's quarters at night



An old mullah received in the women's quarters at night. Oudh, India, between 1760 and 1780. Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; leaf: 300 x 415 mm; image: 178 x 240 mm Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--India--Oudh--18th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Notes: Ms. Mughal miniature; illuminated in Oudh, India, between 1760 and 1780. MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r. Provenance: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943). Associated Names:Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner. Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner. Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner. Formatted Place:India--Oudh. Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.13r. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 157-158; figure 216. Subjects: 1760-1780. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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