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Birth of a royal infant

June 30, 1556
Akbar 1556–1605

Birth of a royal infant



Birth of a royal infant Indian, Mughal Mughal period about 1580 Object Place: Northern India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSIONS Height x width: 39 × 30.5 cm (15 3/8 × 12 in.) CREDIT LINE Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection ACCESSION NUMBER 17.3112 COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Paintings PROVENANCE By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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