A Banquet in a Tent Encampment

Artist: Attributed to Miskin (active late 1570s–ca. 1604)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1600
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 27 x 17.4 cm (10 5/8 x 6 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


camel, cooking, goat, horse, India, man, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), soldier, tent, WWII-era provenance

To at least 1956
Philip Hofer, Cambridge, Massachusetts. [1]

To at least 1982
Terence McInerney, New York, New York. [2]

Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [3]

To at least 1987
Terence McInerney, New York, New York. [4]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Terence McInerney, New York, New York. [5]


[1] See provenance information provided by Terence McInerney on the invoice dated December 7, 1987, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1.

[5] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Terence McInerney
Philip Hofer

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p. 103.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 44, p. 172, fig. 46.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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