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Muhammad Shah in a Garden

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Obverse: in Persian, small inscriptions identifying emperor and one courtier.


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) NOTES: [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 Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, about 1735

  • Attributed to Nidha Mal, Indian, active about 1735–1775
Object Place

Northern India


47 x 73.5 cm (18 1/2 x 28 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and light colors and gold on paper




Drawings / Watercolors