Hanging with Peris (celestial beings) Dancing and Playing Musical Instruments

Indian (Masulipatnam, Petaboli)
third quarter of 17th century

Object Place: Petaboli, Masulipatnam, India


Overall: 67.3 x 82.5cm (26 1/2 x 32 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hanging of plain-weave cotton with painted design of garden setting populated by deer, rabbits, and birds, winged male and female musicians play drums and horns while two winged male figures dance surrounded by a border of floral medallions.


Nasli M. Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. By 1966, John Goelet, Amblainville (Oise), France; 1966, gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet