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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Attributed to Miskin, Indian
Mughal Emperor Akbar Observing an Animal Combat
Work Type
c. 1585
Creation Place: South Asia, India
Mughal period
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Ink, color and gold on paper (with punchwork)
31.5 x 20.6 cm (12 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, "Mughal and Deccani Miniature Paintings From a Private Collection", Ars Orientalis; The Arts of Islam and the East, Freer Gallery of Art / Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1963), Vol. 5, 221 - 233, fig. 7, pl. 4

Stuart Cary Welch, The Art of Mughal India: Painting & Precious Objects, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1963), p. 164, no. 12, pl. 12

Samina Quraeshi, Lahore: The City Within, Concept Media Pte Ltd (Singapore, 1988), page 72

Stuart Cary Welch and Kim Masteller, From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven, 2004), p. II (detail); p. 34; pp. 86-87, no. 20

Exhibition History

Indian and Persian Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/25/1987 - 06/21/1987

Precisely to the Point, Daggers and Drawings from Persia and India: 15th-19th century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/30/1992 - 07/26/1992

Arts of Empire: Mughal India, 1526-1705, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/17/1992 - 12/13/1992

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/08/2000 - 09/03/2000

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from SCWelch, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2005 - 06/02/2005

32Q: 2590 South and Southeast Asia, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/26/2017 - 11/08/2017

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