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Ragini

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June 30, 1800
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Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Ragini

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Female Musician with a Vina and Two Deer Indian Later Mughal period 18th century Object Place: Northern India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSIONS 34.9 x 23.9 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.) COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Paintings INSCRIPTIONS Small Persian inscription above deer on the left reads "Raqm Ali Reza Abbasi" or "Written by Ali Reza Abbasi." PROVENANCE By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

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Ismail Mazari

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