User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Portrait of a Maulvi

Start collecting

Inscription

Inscription in front: In Hindi, an identifying inscription, now mostly illegible except for last words: "Sunna Nama."

Provenance

Acquired in India prior to 1916 by Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Given to MFA in 1917.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Mughal period, early 16th century

Object Place

Northern India

Dimensions

12.3 x 8.1 cm (4 13/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2697

Medium or Technique

Ink and light wash on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors