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Paul Walter: Collector and Donor

Emperor Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719-48) Presides Over Celebrations of the Spring Festival of Colors (Holi Utsava)
India, Delhi, Mughal empire, circa 1725-1750
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Sheet: 12 x 9 5/8 in. (30.48 x 24.45 cm); Image: 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (26.99 x 16.51 cm)

Gift of Paul F. Walter
Los Angeles Museum of Art, (M.76.149.2)


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