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Globular-Shaped Box Decorated with Gems

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December 31, 1699
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Art and Calligraphy
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Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Globular-Shaped Box Decorated with Gems

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Globular-Shaped Box Decorated with Gems 1700s India, Mughal dynasty (1526-1756) Gold paste and clear and colored rock crystal Overall: 7 x 5.7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.) Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.348 PROVENANCE (William H. Wolff, Inc., New York, NY, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin) ?-1985 Severance A. [1895-1985] and Greta Millikin [1903-1989], Cleveland, OH 1985-1989 Greta Millikin [1903-1989], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art 1989- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH CITATIONS Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. p. 92, cat. no. 195 EXHIBITION HISTORY 1990 - Cleveland Museum of Art, The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection, July 5 - September 2, 1990, cat. no. 195 Asia Society Museum, New York (2/7/2012 - 5/6/2012): "Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857" ) ex. cat. no 82, p. 179. The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990). Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857. The Asia Society Museum, New York, NY (organizer) (February 7-May 6, 2012).

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