Portrait, perhaps of Timur

Mughal period
about 1620

Object Place: Northern India


15.6 x 9.7 cm (6 1/8 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink, light color, and gold on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Persian Seal in lower left inclues date to 1154 A.H. (A.D. 1741).


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