Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th–18th century
Attributed to Northern India
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
W. 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
D. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
Wt. 10.5 oz. (297.7 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth and Leopold Blumka, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ruth and Leopold Blumka, New York (until 1971; gifted to MMA)
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 131, pp. 306-307, ill. p. 307 (b/w).

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