Dragon clutching leaves
Aqqoyunlu Turkman Period
Object Place: (possibly Herat), western, Iran or Central Asia
Overall: 7.5 x 9.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on paper
Not On View
Monochrome brush drawing of dragon in clouds, clutching leaves in its claws.
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