Portrait of a Maulvi

Indian
Mughal period
early 16th century


Object Place: Northern India

Dimensions

12.3 x 8.1 cm (4 13/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2697

Medium or Technique

Ink and light wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Inscription in front: In Hindi, an identifying inscription, now mostly illegible except for last words: "Sunna Nama."

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection