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"Prince Feasting on a Balcony", Folio from the Davis Album

Object Name:
Illustrated album leaf
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image 6 3/16 in x 9 1/2 in Page 7 3/4 in. x 13 1/8 in Mat 14 1/14 in. x 19 1/4 in.
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.95.174.29
Not on view
Paintings of the mid-seventeenth century depict the private life of the court, illustrating the quiet moments of the emperors, queens, princes, and princesses in a manner very different from their formal portraits. Such paintings are interesting for their rendering of the precious objects that filled the palaces, from containers of ivory, jade, and enameled glass to jewelry
Theodore M. Davis, New York (by 1914–d. 1915; bequeathed to MMA)
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981, no. 130.

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 130, pp. 304-305, ill. p. 305 (b/w).



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