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

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Inscription in front: 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) 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 Picture Fund

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

  • Artist Mansur, Indian, active about 1590–1625
Object Place

Northern India


Overall: 28.7 x 20.5cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/16in.) Image: 14.8 x 22.5 cm (5 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper