Couple with attendants

mid–16th century

Object Place: Bukhara, Uzbekistan


Height x width: 11.5 × 6.7 cm (4 1/2 × 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink, color, and gold on paper

Not On View




Books and manuscripts

Small painting of a prince in a garden being entertained by musicians. Two panels of gold in upper corners, perhaps covering older imagery or text.


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