Two pheasants

Historical period(s)
ca. 1620
Golconda Court
Deccani School
Full color and gold on paper
H x W: 9.4 x 13.2 cm (3 11/16 x 5 3/16 in)
India, Deccan plateau, Telangana state, Golconda
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


India, pheasant

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Published References
  • Subhashini Kaligotla. Bird of the Indian Subcontinent. Bangalore, India. Cover.
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Stuart Cary Welch, Jagdish Mittal. Portfolio (Deccani Miniature Painting). vol. 16, no. 2 Bombay. p. 14.
  • Mark Zebrowski. Deccani Painting. Berkeley, 1982-1983. p. 175.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 33, p. 207.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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