A Shah Entertained

Iranian, probably Tabriz
First half of 16th century

Object Place: Iran


Height x width: 33.7 × 23.6 cm (13 1/4 × 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink, gold and opaque watercolor on paper; illustration from a manuscript of Persian poetry, mounted as an album page

Not On View




Books and manuscripts


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)

[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