Royal entertainment in a garden

Persian
Timurid Period
late 15th century


Object Place: Herat, Afghanistan

Dimensions

H x W: 17.9 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

14.569

Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolors on paper

Out on Loan

On display at Harvard Art Museums, May 20, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Inscription under table attributes painting to Bihzad.

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