A Bishop Standing

Indian, Deccani
Adil Shahi or Qutb Shahi Period
mid-17th century

Object Place: Bijapur, Deccan plateau, Southern central India


Legacy dimension: 5.7 x 11.6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)




Books and manuscripts


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)

[1] 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).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund