Royal entertainment in a garden
late 15th century
Object Place: Herat, Afghanistan
H x W: 17.9 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink and opaque watercolors on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Harvard Art Museums, May 20, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Inscription under table attributes painting to Bihzad.
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)
 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).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund