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Painted image of a palace scene.  On the right, a man kneels on a carpet smoking from a hookah. A man stands behind him with a fan. Three women approach from the left, followed by three men playing instruments. The foreground features gardens and a pool, while the background features on open building and palm trees.
unknown Deccani (Deccani)
Miniature painting
1750 – 1799
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
Painting of a woman emerging from a fish&#39;s mouth in front of a red-skinned man emerging from a shell. Both are in a body of water and observed by people in the background.&nbsp;
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Matsya Avatar: The Fish Incarnation of Vishu Slaying the Demon Hayagriva
1825 – 1835
Gift of Mary Paul Stubbs in honor of Professor Walter Spink
The painting depicts a scene at night with a panel of text at the top. A central female figure sits on a rectangular carpet gazing upwardly at a male face. Three female attendants are standing beside her. A moon shines in the background. 
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Nayika who casts away her jewels
1767 – 1799
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection