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Asian Art

Mulla Shah and Mian Mir on a Terrace

ca. 1630s

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
2001.138.59
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.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Indian, Islamic
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

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

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