Obverse: Portrait of a Falcon; Reverse: A Young European Woman

Indian, Mughal
Mughal period
Obverse: datable to 1619 Reverse: about 1750

Object Place: Northern India


Overall: 28.7 x 20.5cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/16in.) Inside gold borders: 22.9 x 14.6 cm (9 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View






On obverse, in Devanagari script on the lowest margin, a partial inscription naming Mansur as artist.


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