Three Ladies in a Palace Interior: Page from a Dispersed Laur Chanda (Romance of Laurak and Chanda)
Northern India (Mandu?)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Image: 7 1/8 x 5 in. (18.1 x 12.7 cm)
Overall (page): 9 x 7 1/2 in. (22.9 x 19.1 cm)
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, 1990
Not on view
The majority of the manuscript from which this page comes is in the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai (Bombay). Sultanate-period painting is rare and this set is one of the only three that combine Persian and Indian motifs. It may have been made at the court of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections for the Opening of The Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries," 1994.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Illustrated Manuscripts in India: Late 13th–early 17th Century," 2004.