Hanging with Peris (celestial beings) Dancing and Playing Musical Instruments

Indian (Masulipatnam, Petaboli)
third quarter of 17th century


Object Place: Petaboli, Masulipatnam, India

Dimensions

Overall: 67.3 x 82.5cm (26 1/2 x 32 1/2in.)

Accession Number

66.230

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hanging of plain-weave cotton with painted design of garden setting populated by deer, rabbits, and birds, winged male and female musicians play drums and horns while two winged male figures dance surrounded by a border of floral medallions.

Provenance

Nasli (1902-1971) and Alice (1910-1993) Heeramaneck, New York; by 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet