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The Women of the Harem

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Inscription

Reverse: At top, brief Persian inscription. Below it, a two-line Devanagari inscription. A scribbled inscription at center.

Provenance

By 1965, private dealer/collector, Calcutta; 1965, purchased by John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, Foreground: about 1625–30, background added later

Object Place

Northern India

Dimensions

23.5 x 15.8 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.149

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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