Man playing Panpipes

Persian
Safavid
17th century
Attributed to Aqa Riza (Persian, active in India about 1580–1620)


Object Place: India or Iran

Dimensions

29 x 19.5 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.610

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

On reverse: Persian text, title page from the Bustan of Sadi, beginning with "Ba nam-i-khudavand-i-jan afarin" = "Glory to the name of God of the soul!"

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:
[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