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Asian Art

Mulla Shah and Mian Mir on a Terrace


Opaque watercolor on paper

2 5/8 × 4 1/16 in. (6.7 × 10.3 cm)
framed: 8 15/16 × 9 3/4 in. (22.7 × 24.8 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
This painting shows Mian Mir and Mulla Shah, who were successive seventeenth-century masters of the Qadri Sufi order. Mulla Shah also served as spiritual guide to the Mughal prince and princess Dara Shikoh and Jahanara Begum. Similar paintings depicting the two masters are found in collections in New York, London, and Lahore, Pakistan.
On view
Indian, Islamic
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)

Sale Collection Sevadjian, Paris, March 1961; sold to Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., 1961; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001

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