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Hanging with Peris (celestial beings) Dancing and Playing Musical Instruments

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Hanging of plain-weave cotton with painted design of garden setting populated by deer, rabbits, and birds, winged male and female musicians play drums and horns while two winged male figures dance surrounded by a border of floral medallions.


Nasli (1902-1971) and Alice (1910-1993) Heeramaneck, New York; by 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian (Masulipatnam, Petaboli), third quarter of 17th century

Object Place

Petaboli, Masulipatnam, India


Overall: 67.3 x 82.5cm (26 1/2 x 32 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts