Owl Attacked by Birds
Attributed to Manohar (Indian, active about 1580 to 1620)
Object Place: Northern India
12.8 x 10.9 cm (5 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink and gold on paper
Not On View
Small Persian inscription on front, identifying artist as Manohar, and bearing date to 1024.
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