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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
1980/2.245
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
2016/2.374
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
1963/1.65
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
2016/1.205
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