"Red-Headed Vulture", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
recto and verso: early 19th century
Attributed to India
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm)
W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Not on view
Inscription: 22.214.171.124 verso: In Persian along right border: Work of the servant of the palace Mansur Nadir al-asr Jahangir-shahi.
126.96.36.199 recto: In Persian, in small nasta'liq script along right border: A portrait of Abdullah Khan Bahadur Jang; in his right hand he holds the head of Pir the Afghan. In Persian in small nastaliq along left border: Done by the devoted slave of the court Muhammad Alam.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, no. 114, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, from 1929]; [ Kevorkian Foundation, New York, until 1955; gift and sale to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Emperor's Album: Images of Mughal India," October 21, 1987–February 14, 1988, nos. 89 and 90.
Sotheby's: Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, New York, 1929. no. 114.
Welch, Stuart Cary, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston. The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. nos. 89, 90, pp. 262-265, ill., verso pl. 89 (b/w); recto pl. 90 (b/w).